There is nothing to stop my patients who feel well and want to be discharged immediately after the operation. However, most people prefer to spend the night after the operation at the hospital. During this time, I advise my patients to rest their head in a high position and apply ice to the area. One thing to remember: the better you rest, the faster and easier you will recover. Therefore, the most important task after the surgery is to rest.
I prefer to use intranasal silicones to ensure proper healing and these silicones do not prevent breathing or the application of ocean water solution I recommend for cleaning. You should be breathing through your nose as much as possible and keeping it clean by washing the inside of the nose which will ensure a more comfortable recovery period.
Although the removal time of the plaster, bandage and the intranasal silicones used for support after nose aesthetics surgery/rhinoplasty may change from individual to individual, this is generally performed on the first week of the surgery.
Contrary to the popular belief, this procedure is often surprisingly painless. An example of the intranasal silicones I mentioned is shown in the photo below. These silicones are soft and flexible, they easily slip through the canal and can be removed without disturbance.
There are many factors that affect the formation of swelling and bruising. The gentleness of your surgeon during the operation, me in this case, is one of those factors and I want you to know that I try my best to ensure gentleness. Another important factor is your skin type. If your skin is easily bruised or swelled under normal conditions, it is likely that there will be swelling and bruising after surgery as well.
It is necessary to know that the swelling is temporary, and it will regress after a few days. Based on my experience today, I can tell that 80% of my patients do not experience bruising and go through the recovery period with minor swelling only.
During the recovery period, we will be taking photos of you at regular intervals to track the changes together. Often, the difference can only be noticed when these photographs are analyzed side by side and early images can be misleading to evaluate the final result.
The time required for full recovery depends almost entirely on the dynamics of your body. Although many factors such as smoking, diet, working tempo and fatigue can change the quality of this process, most patients who go through the early recovery period without any problems also reach full recovery.
Of course, we have to mention some restrictions. I will not mention the length of these restrictions, since they depend on the procedure during surgery and on your recovery process. However, please know that I will ask you not to wear glasses, exercise intensely, expose yourself to direct sunlight or sleep in position that will cause stress to your nose for a while. 😊