What to Expect with Rhinoplasty - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

What to Expect with Rhinoplasty


RhinoplastyNoses are something that many people are not satisfied with. The nose may be too big for their face; it may turn up too much or simply not fit in with the person’s definition of beauty. A Rhinoplasty surgery is meant to correct the nose issue, and give a person the nose that they have always wanted. However, there is more to this surgery that what most people think, and it is considered a major surgery that will require recovery time.

Depending upon the amount of work that needs to be done to the nose will determine where the incision is made, which can be between the nose holes or at the side of the nose. Once the incision is made, bone and cartilage is manipulated in order to give the shape that the person wants. This involves cutting and chiseling off bone to give a better shape. In cases in which the nose needs to be made bigger, the doctor will use cartilage from other parts of the body to shape your new nose.

After the surgery, you are usually allowed to go home as long as there are no complications. When you leave, internal dressings are placed in the nose to stop bleeding and to form blood clots, and a splint is added to your nose for added protection. There are things that you should not be doing such as strenuous activity which can lead to more bleeding and issues, avoid smiling or laughing for a while to not disrupt the nose, do not blow your nose and do not pull clothes over your head as this could dislodge the splint or cause issues.

It is common for people to have black or blue splotches under the eyes after surgery and to have swelling in the nose. The black eyes will leave in a couple of days, while the swelling could stay in place for a little longer as the nose heals.

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