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Recovering from Your Plastic Surgery Procedure

At Northeastern Plastic Surgery, we can assist you with rhinoplasty recovery. Our New Jersey practice is built on patient satisfaction; we provide our patients with the highest standard of care, and take every measure to ensure their health and comfort. If you are looking to revitalize your appearance and are considering plastic surgery, you can trust our team to provide you with invaluable support. It is important to remember that rhinoplasty is an invasive procedure, and thus will require time to fully recover. We can educate you on the recovery process, as well as rhinoplasty risks and the many benefits of rhinoplasty, so that you have realistic expectations for your procedure. If you have questions regarding rhinoplasty recovery, contact our New Jersey cosmetic surgery practice today.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

The rhinoplasty recovery process can take several weeks to a month, and the final results of a rhinoplasty procedure may not be apparent for up to a year. After rhinoplasty surgery, you can expect bruising, swelling, bleeding, sensitivity, and soreness. During the rhinoplasty recovery process, we will provide you with cold compresses to reduce bruising and swelling, and subscribe pain medications to help alleviate any discomfort that may arise from the procedure. For the first 24 hours after your surgery, we also ask that you stay in bed and keep your head elevated. After two to three days, bruising, swelling, and bleeding will start to decrease, and after two or three weeks, the swelling and bruising should subside completely.

To help ensure the rhinoplasty recovery process goes smoothly, we ask that you avoid certain activities for several weeks after your surgery. Patients can expect to return to work roughly one week after surgery, but should not take part in exercise, strenuous activity, sports, sexual activity, or airline travel for at least two weeks. Additionally, patients who wear eye glasses should not rest eyewear on the nose for six to seven weeks after surgery; contact lenses can be worn in the place of eye glasses or the frames can be taped to the forehead so as not to rest on the bridge of the nose.

Learn More about Rhinoplasty Recovery

If you are considering rhinoplasty, we can educate you on the rhinoplasty recovery process. At our New Jersey cosmetic surgery practice – located in Florham Park – we believe that individuals should make an informed decision regarding treatment, and we strive to provide our patients with the information they need to make such decisions. To learn more about rhinoplasty recovery, please contact our New Jersey practice today.