What Does the Recovery Process Look Like for Rhinoplasty?

Your nose plays a very important role in your overall appearance and facial symmetry. If you are unhappy with your nose, it can be damaging to your self-confidence and overall quality of life. If you are experiencing issues with your nose, a rhinoplasty may be exactly what you need to boost your self-esteem and feel confident in yourself. In this blog, we are going to discuss what a rhinoplasty is and what the recovery process looks like for this procedure. 

A rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that looks to alter the appearance of the nose. Both breathing issues and the shape of the nose can be the main catalyst in someone getting a rhinoplasty. Since you are altering the bone structure of the nose, the results from a rhinoplasty last for the rest of your life. 

Recovery Process 

After a rhinoplasty, you will more than likely experience mild bruising and swelling. The pain is, generally, very mild and can be treated with pain medication. It is important to practice R.I.C.E protocol in the weeks following your surgery. This means resting as much as possible, icing the affected area, using a cold compress to reduce swelling, and elevate your head to help with blood flow. 

Typically, people who undergo rhinoplasty can return to work after 10 days and can resume strenuous activities after 3-4 weeks. As swelling and bruising go down, you should begin to see your final results in a more pronounced manner. 

If you are interested in getting a rhinoplasty, Dr. George P. Chatson is the perfect doctor to go to. Voted as New Hampshire’s Top Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Chatson is an experienced plastic surgeon that can provide you with world-class precision and care. With his help, you can have peace of mind knowing that your procedure is being performed by the most capable hands. Contact us today at 978-687-1151 or visit us online at drchatson.com to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you and working together to make your dreams a reality!

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