There Will Be Bandages – Right after your surgery you will require lots of bandages, lots of cotton swabs, and possibly a split. Your nose will be pretty swollen but Dr. Sinha atlanta’s rhinoplasty specialist will give you the tools to make sure everything stays in place while you heal. Depending on your results, expect to be bandaged up anywhere from several days to several weeks. You may be a mummy in the short term, but you will have a beautiful nose for a lifetime!
No Glasses – Be prepared for your nose to be swollen for several weeks and even several months. As a result, you need to avoid anything that applies pressure to the bridge of your nose. Wearing reading glasses or sunglasses constricts your nose and can cause issues with the healing process. Be prepared to look for alternative options such as wearing contacts, buying a hat, or sitting under an umbrella. It will be worth it in the end!
No Contact Sports – If you are an athlete you will have to force yourself to hold back and sit tight. The last thing you want to do after undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure is smash your new nose with a basketball or accidentally take an elbow to the face. Once the swelling reduces, it is still highly recommended you refrain from all contact sports that could cause impact to your face.
The Pain Will Probably Not Be As Bad As You Expect – Thousands of patient testimonials report experiencing less pain than they were prepared for after surgery. You will experience a level of discomfort due to the splint and the bandages, however the pain is not considered by many to be unbearable. Just in case, you will receive medication during the recovery process in order to get you through the first days of healing.
It May Take Up To A Year To See Results – Swelling is a natural occurrence after rhinoplasty. There will probably also be bruising and there may even be blood. Depending upon the level of your surgery, you may need to wait 10 to 14 months to fully see the results. Swelling should start to rescind dramatically within the first 6 months but do not attempt any revisions or become upset with your results until your body has fully healed and you know exactly how your nose will permanently look.
There Is No “Perfect Nose” – Many women choose nose reshaping surgery expecting to look like their favorite celebrity or they have unrealistic expectations of how much change they will see with their nose. There is no “perfect” cure. You need to have an open mind and be realistic about the actual possibilities rhinoplasty can hold for you. That being said, it is possible to change the size and shape of your nose to certain degrees. Speak with Dr. Sinha Atlanta rhinoplasty specialist about the options available to you and make sure you are both on the same page. The celebrity you love in the magazines may appear ideal but there is always more than meets the eye. Make sure you pick the nose that is best for you and not for someone else!
What To Know Before Your Rhinoplasty Procedure was last modified: August 24th, 2017 by Dr. Sinha Team
Dr. Pradeep Sinha
Dr. Pradeep Sinha is Double Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His professional career in the same practice has spanned three decades and has successfully performed over 10,000 procedures on patients of all ages.
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