Ensuring that you are well prepared for what you will experience following your Rhinoplasty Surgery is crucial. While experiences may from patient to patient, we’re providing you with a general guideline for you to follow.
The day of your surgery, you will be going home with a splint on your nose as well as stitches. You will have what is called a moustache dressing that you’ll need to change should it become saturated with blood. Bruising and swelling will begin right away and breathing through your nose will be difficult. We recommend sleeping with your head elevated and avoid blowing your nose.
After one week, you will return to your surgeon’s office to have your splint and sutures removed. You can now sleep comfortably on your side if you so choose. You can still expect to see residual bruising and swelling.
Swelling will continue for up to 3 months, and final healing will be complete after one year. For information on rhinoplasty surgery, feel free to visit our website page on Primary Rhinoplasty Surgery.