How to make a good recovery after rhinoplasty

Written by: Dr. Agustín Granado Tiagonce
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Most patients who undergo rhinoplasty do, in most part, to change the shape of your nose, improve breathing, or a combination of both.

This surgical procedure not only changes its appearance, but can also increase your confidence level. However, regardless of the reason for nose job, recovery after surgery is something that needs to be addressed.

The intervention is not at all painful, and most patients do not take any analgesia postoperatively.

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Postoperative rhinoplasty

You may have more discomfort than pain, and inflammation after surgery nose area, especially the first week, some bruises around the eyes, or a nasal packing. It will depend on the procedure performed, for example, the ferrule inside the nose (for a couple of days) or plaster on top of it (as an additional protection of the first week after the procedure).

It can also be prescribed an antihistamine for a few days to help alleviate some discomfort. Usually, after one week, all packaging and ferrules are removed and any nonabsorbable suture.

As decreases swelling and bruising, nasal breathing begins to normalize; In fact, approximately 80% of the swelling of the face leaves in six weeks. Still, it can take up to 12 months for the entire nasal swelling is reduced.

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Tips for a good recovery

  • No heavy lifting or exercise for at least three weeks after the operation.
  • Do not blow your nose or sneezing for a couple of weeks (if you have to sneeze, sneeze expels from the mouth, not your nose).
  • Have patience: rhinoplasty takes a process and, as time passes, feel better.
  • Avoid the blows.

It is very important to consult a plastic surgeon certificate and make sure that you share the same aesthetic goal.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Agustín Granado Tiagonce
Plastic surgery

Doctor Cum specializing in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Laude. Dr. Agustin Granado Tiagonce has formed internationally and has authored numerous articles published in national and international journals. Currently he is Head of the Unit for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Hospital Nisa Pardo de Aravaca.

He has over 25 years of experience and is a member of various associations as SECPRE, Ispas And ASAPS. He is an honorary professor at the Complutense University of Madrid.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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