After Rhinoplasty

In cases where the patient is not satisfied with the shape or size of his/her nose, such problems may be eliminated through rhinoplasty. This procedure, also called as nasal restriction, is today one of the most common cosmetic procedures. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure which helps reshaping the nasal deformities by correcting bone or cartilage structure.

Natural Developments expected following Rhinoplasty

There may be mild and moderate discomfort associated with surgical procedure. Such discomfort may easily be controlled using medications.  The discomfort and pain generally start to decrease after an average of 72 hours following the surgery. In the postoperative period, there generally occur bruising and swelling. These symptoms usually worsen on the second day after surgery whereas they start to heal continuously in the subsequent days. The size of the resulting bruising varies significantly from patient to patient. The swelling generally occurs around the eye, however sometimes bruises may proceed towards the cheek area.

After rhinoplasty, there may occur bloody nasal flow. Following the surgery, a dressing is put on the under area of your nose. Within the first 24 hours, this absorbent dressing should be changed at certain intervals.

After surgery, a light band and a plastic nasal cast is placed on the outside of the nose. Both the tampons and the nasal cast are removed 5 to 7 days after surgery.

Nasal blockage is the most common problem encountered in patients after rhinoplasty. Within the first week after surgery, this is the most disturbing problem. This problem is significantly eliminated after removing the internal nasal splints. The blockage is expected to heal gradually in a few weeks.

Following the surgery, excessive mucus may occur in the nose. However, removal of the nasal splints relieves the excessive mucus problem in the throat (5 to 7 days after surgery).

After rhinoplasty, there may occur numbness at the nose tip, upper front teeth or upper part of the mouth. Because, rhinoplasty typically causes some of the nerves in the region to be temporarily injured. The sensation usually returns slowly after several weeks, rarely months.

If you have the following symptoms, please contact us immediately

  • Increased body temperature
  • Excess bleeding in the nose
  • Non-relieving pain despite the use of painkillers
  • Increased pain after 72 hours.

If you have any of the above symptoms, please contact us at any time even if outside of working hours.

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