How to Recover From a Rhinoplasty Fast

Considering rhinoplasty surgery? This type of surgery is one of the more common types of plastic surgery people choose to have performed nowadays. When you do choose rhinoplasty, you have the potential to change the size of your nose, the angle of your nose, the shape of the tip of your nose, straighten the bridge and even narrow your nostrils.

While it will depend on exactly what you are having done when it comes to how fast you will recover, know that getting a nose job is now done on an outpatient basis so you can go home the same day that the surgery is performed.

Why rhinoplasty?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty enhances facial harmony and the proportions of the nose, and it can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. Those who want their nose reshaped so they can feel more confident in the way they look are often able to get the exact nose they want when choosing to undergo rhinoplasty. Those who experience a lot of trouble breathing through their nose can have any defects corrected, like a deviated septum, allowing them to breathe much easier.

What to expect right after rhinoplasty is performed

As soon as the surgical process is over a special splint will be placed on the patient's nose, which may also be placed inside the nose. This splint needs to stay in place for at least a few days, which is necessary in order to ensure that the nose retains its new shape. If all went well with the surgical process, the patient is released to go home.

How to recover from a rhinoplasty fast

It is important for those choosing to undergo rhinoplasty to first and foremost understand that it is a surgical process, which means they will need to put their good health first above all else. It is also important for them to understand that the healthier they are, the more likely they are to experience a fast recovery. The following is a list of a few specific things someone can do to ensure they recover from a rhinoplasty fast:

  • Keep the head elevated for at least a week to help minimize any swelling or bleeding
  • Take care of anything that can get in the way of the ability to completely relax during the first few days, i.e. buy groceries, pay bills
  • Avoid taking any medications that can get in the way of blood clotting, i.e. blood thinning medications.
  • Ask for help when needed, which means letting someone else take care of any heavy duty tasks that get in the way of one’s ability to rest and heal.
  • Stay positive and enjoy a few laughs with friends.

Ready for your rhinoplasty procedure?

Now that you understand that you can recover from rhinoplasty in a fast manner, are you ready to schedule your procedure so you can get the process started? Whether you want or need surgery performed on your nose, the sooner you get the process started, the sooner you can experience all the benefits that come with this type of surgery. If you happen to have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.

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