5 Tips for Rhinoplasty Recovery

5 tips to rhinoplasty recovery

Whether you feel your nose is too big, too small, too round, or too narrow, one thing is for certain—your nose defines the shape and symmetry of the face. Because of this, rhinoplasties often provide transformative results, which is part of the reason why the surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures across the globe.
Ask the people interested in getting a rhinoplasty what their major concern is and they will say the same thing—the recovery. Although recovery is evaluated through a case by case basis, we can assure you that rhinoplasty recoveries are not as dreadful as they may seem. Take a look below at some of our favorite tips on ensuring you not only look good after surgery, but feel good too!

1. Listen To Your Surgeon: There will be a lot of instructions thrown at you once the procedure is all said and done. It’s crucial for you to stay on top of any pain medications and strict routines your surgeon gives you in order to ensure a speedy and safe recovery. Remember, the healing process is just as (if not more) important as the procedure itself, so abide by any suggestions and rules you are given.

2. Schedule Time Off: Make sure that you’re giving yourself enough time off to rest and relax after the procedure. As anxious and excited as you may be to show off your new nose, the best thing for you to do is to take the time for your body to heal. Yes, this means cancelling any plans you once had and taking anywhere from one to two weeks off of work.

3. Sleep Is Your New Best Friend: What better time to cozy up in bed and binge watch your favorite show than right after a rhinoplasty? Take advantage of unlimited naps and having no excuse to not leave your bed—you deserve it! Plus, allowing your body to fall into a deep and uninterrupted sleep will do wonders for the recovery process.

4. Nutrition Is Key: Focus on healthy eating and staying as hydrated as possible to help speed up the recovery process. By upping your water intake, the area around your new nose will be more less likely to bruise.

5. Surround Yourself With Love: Last, but most definitely not least, we highly encourage you to reach out to your family members or friends that would be willing to spend a little extra time lending you a helping hand. The first couple days after your procedure will be tough to get through alone; extra assistance is a must. Whether they come stay with you or stop by to just say hello, making sure you have people checking in on you throughout the day is a great idea, in case there are any complications that may occur.

For more tips and suggestions, please give our office a call @ Institute of Facial and Oral Surgery Phone Number (703) 729-0077—we’d be more than happy to answer any of your questions.

Cheers to you and your new nose!