Nasal surgery is highly customizable and is performed to meet the specific needs and facial characteristics of each patient. Thus, the postoperative course of rhinoplasty can differ from one patient to another.
Rhinoplasty: your condition after surgery
After the surgery, you will have to take rest in bed with a position in which your head will remain elevated from your chest to decrease the chances of bleeding and swelling. You may feel that your nose is congested due to swelling or the presence of splints. Your doctor will also fix a splint on your nose to protect the nose and facilitate healing.
Low bleeding and drainage of mucus and blood are some of the common things the patient can face after a few days of the surgery or dressing removal. Your consulted cosmetic surgery hospitalmay place a drip pad, with duct tape, below your nose to absorb drainage.
Can we expect swelling and bruising after rhinoplasty?
All patients notice a swelling of the eyes and nose, immediately after the rhinoplasty. This swelling gradually subsides during the first two weeks. However, slight swelling may persist six months after the procedure. Also, most patients will have bruises under the eyes, which usually lasts about ten days.
How long is the recovery period?
The first seven days after surgery are the most difficult with pain, swelling and bruising. Most people in the sedentary profession feel that it is enough to take a week off. However, people who wish to keep the operation secret, or who exercise a profession requiring physical activity, should take between two and three weeks of leave.
You will gradually feel better every day during the first week. A week after rhinoplasty, the patient can resume his daily activity. After the surgery, there will be swelling that can persist for several months. However, many patients notice the disappearance of the swelling after 1 or 2 months.
Should I stay in hospital after a rhinoplasty?
Almost everyone who has an operation can safely leave the plastic surgery hospital in Delhi on the day of the operation. In rare cases, you can stay in the hospital overnight if you have difficulty with nausea or if you have other health conditions that need to be monitored.
The importance of preoperative assessment: a major question for most experts is the capability to know, before surgery, the difficulty level of the process and the rates of success of the result, in particular with regard to the patient's aesthetic - or functional - expectations. The preoperative assessment is therefore important and will help the surgeon to consistentlyget an estimation of the degree of the technical difficulty of the intervention and to predict its future outcome, particularly in terms of patient satisfaction.
This preoperative evaluation is based on the analysis of the texture of the skin and the osseocartilaginous frame on lateral and frontal views. Simple and systematic approaches have been documented in the literature (3 visual opposite) to help the surgeon to know everything regarding the risks, complexity and the expected results of the surgery. But if several publications have sought to define the psychological profile of the ideal candidate, there is obviously no hard and fast rule for predicting the technical difficulty and the outcome associated with rhinoplasty. This is where the surgeon's expertise comes in.