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The standards of beauty change year after year, but the beautiful shape of the nose determines the attractiveness of a person at all times.  It is not surprising that rhinoplasty – the surgical correction of the shape of the nose – has become one of the most sought-after plastic surgeries in the world since its inception.

Rhinoplasty is a surgical operation for the aesthetic correction of the shape and size of the nose, as well as its reconstructive restoration.

Immediately after rhinoplasty, on day 1, the patient needs to spend in the hospital. There may be discharges from the nose, swelling.  It extends not only to the nose area, but also to the eyelids.  The cast should be removed after about 1-2 weeks. The average recovery time after rhinoplasty is up to a month.

The duration differs on the scale of the intervention and the health of the patient, the features of care.  If only soft tissues were affected during rhinoplasty, rehabilitation is 1-2 weeks after the intervention. When the bone is involved, rehabilitation is longer.

For some time after rhinoplasty, pain medications should be taken on the advice of a doctor.  For a month, you need to stop wearing glasses, you can’t sleep on your stomach or on your side, go to saunas and do steaming procedures.

In the first days after rhinoplasty, hematomas appear in the nose, under the eyes.  Perhaps the formation of edema, which can provoke a violation of nasal breathing, the sensitivity of odors decreases for a while.

Postoperative frequently asked questions

Before the operation, many patients are interested in when they can play sports after rhinoplasty, how to sleep after rhinoplasty, when they can go to the solarium and how long they need to wear a bandage.

Tampons or turundus are usually taken out after a day.  This allows some breathing through the nose, however, due to swelling, congestion often persists for a long time.  Gypsum is removed for 7-10 days.  You should not touch the bandage yourself.

The natural consequences of the surgery are swelling, redness and small bruises on the face.  All these manifestations are much less noticeable within a few days after rhinoplasty, and then completely disappear.

More serious risks of surgery include:

  • inflammation;
  • infections;
  • bleeding and hematoma.

Following medical recommendations for the prevention of complications can minimize the risk of infection.  Bleeding and bruising after the intervention can be excluded by following the postoperative instructions and avoiding physical activity for a certain period.

Do not allow increased pressure in the nose after the intervention.  For the first few days, it is recommended that you sleep with your head tilted to about 45 degrees.  You can not touch the head of the pillow, sneezing after rhinoplasty is required with an open mouth.

It will take about a year to evaluate the final result of rhinoplasty, as muscles, cartilage and tissues need time to adapt.

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