Updated: Jul 31
Rhinoplasty surgery - what to expect
Rhinoplasty recovery can vary from person to person, but typically involves a few key stages:
1. Immediately after surgery: You will have a splint on your nose and possibly packing inside your nostrils. You may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Your surgeon will provide pain medication and instructions for care.
2. First week: The splint and packing will be removed after a few days. however, Splinting time may vary from patient to patient, From a week up to 3 weeks in some cases. You may still have swelling, bruising, and some discomfort. You should avoid blowing your nose, strenuous activity, and wearing glasses.
3. First month: Swelling and bruising should start to subside, but you may still have some minor discomfort. You should continue to avoid strenuous activity, but light exercise may be allowed. You may also be able to wear glasses again.
4. First year: Final results may not be seen for up to a year after surgery. You should continue to avoid activities that could cause injury to your nose.
It is important to follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and avoid complications. Recovery time can vary, but most patients can return to work and normal activities within two weeks.
*Rhinoplasty Recovery – What to expect! - Dr. Kaldari Surgi-Art Centre
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