Recovery After Revision Rhinoplasty

Recovery After Revision Rhinoplasty

During the period immediately a revision rhinoplasty surgery, usually patients experience a relatively low level of pain. The pain is only rated as a three or four (on a pain scale of one to ten) and is in the type of pressure rather than sharp pain.

You will have been given an oral pain reliever, which should be sufficient to manage your postoperative complications. As a result of the general anesthetic, some patients experience nausea, post-nasal drip, and an inability to taste that can last for several days.

You will most likely be tired immediately after your procedure, but you can resume light activities after resting. During the first 48 hours, your main restriction is to avoid any activities that could cause your nose to bleed.

You should avoid activities such as blowing your mouth, bending over, and heavy lifting. In the early post-op period, avoid taking medications such as Advil, Aspirin, and Motrin.

You should use a wedge pillow or at least two large pillows to keep your upper body at a 30-degree angle. Taking a nap with your head higher than your heart reduces swelling and bruising by preventing capillaries and blood vessels from dilating.

This can also effectively deter post-operative bleeding and the throbbing sensation that occurs when you lie horizontally. If you need packing, your surgeon will see you within 48 hours to remove it.

Days 5–7 of Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery

Some bruising and swelling could still be visible; however, by day 7 of the revision rhinoplasty retrieval timeline, it should be clear that you have had a surgical procedure. Swelling subsides quickly by this time, and your splint may even loosen.

Your splint and stitches will almost certainly be removed. Approximately one week after surgery, the majority of patients are ready to return to work. You should, however, continue with light duty and avoid all strenuous activities for a few more weeks.

Continue to take precautions to avoid rubbing, jarring, or bumping your nose. In addition, you should wear a hat outside and limit your sun exposure to avoid sunburn for up to eight weeks.

Days 8-14 of Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery

The bruising may take up to ten days or more to fade completely. However, bruising in smokers can take up to three weeks or longer to disappear. It is strongly advised that anyone considering breast implants quit smoking as soon as possible in order to have a smoother and faster recovery as well as a better outcome.

Nasal support and irrigation are usually no longer required at this point. Although most patients can return to work after one week, a revision rhinoplasty surgeon may recommend up to two weeks off after more wide ranging or multiple procedures.

Days 15 to 30 of Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery

Patients should avoid vigorous activity for two to three weeks after surgery. Most patients are able to resume their routine functions after two weeks. Contact sports and other intense activities should also be avoided for at least two months unless you can protect your nose with a face mask or similar protective gear.

The significant proportion of the swelling should have gone down by now, but your nose will continue to recover and reveal itself for several months.

Months 1 through 3 of Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery

Most patients are fully recovered by the thirty day mark within revision rhinoplasty recovery timeline, and it no longer appears that they’ve had surgery. While the vast bulk of the swelling has gone down, the final surgical results will be delayed.

How Long Will My Nose Be Swollen After Revision Rhinoplasty?

It is normal to experience swelling in the nose region during revision rhinoplasty as a result of the healing process. Any rhinoplasty treatment, including revision surgeries, can cause swelling afterward. There are basic parameters about the time frame of swelling following revision rhinoplasty, despite the possibility of individual experiences varying.

Within the first two weeks following revision rhinoplasty, the initial swelling typically starts to go down. It’s crucial to remember that swelling can completely resolve after several months to a year. Numerous variables, including as the intricacy of the revision surgery, a person’s capacity for healing, and compliance with post-operative care instructions, can affect the degree and duration of swelling.

The majority of the apparent swelling will progressively subside throughout the initial phases of healing. It’s crucial to remember that residual swelling, which may not be immediately apparent to others, can last for a longer time. As the nasal tissues continue to recover and settle into their final position over the course of several months, this persistent swelling typically progressively goes away.

Surgeons may suggest particular post-operative care instructions to help with edema reduction and to encourage optimum recovery. These might consist of maintaining an elevated head position, using cold compresses as instructed, avoiding activities that might make edema worse, and leading a healthy lifestyle.

Candan Mezilli

I graduated from Ankara University Medical School in 2005. The same year, i began to attend to six-year Plastic Surgery specialty training in İzmir at Ege University Medical School, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. In 2011, I completed my specialty training. After that, i worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon for many hospitals such as Kars Government Hospital (2011-2013), Kocaeli Darıca Farabi Government Hospital (2014). I’ve done a lot of surgeries, which helped to improve myself. Afterwards in accordance with my personal characteristics and willing to finding a wider workspace, i began to work in Special Hospitals (Ankara Kudret International Special Hospital and Ankara Keçiören Special Hospital (2014-2015). Between 2015-2018 I worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Bodrum Acıbadem Special Hospital, which is biggest hospital group of Turkey. While working in Bodrum Acıbadem Special Hospital I had the opportunity operated both national and international patients. Dr. Candan Mezili is now working in private practice in his own office.

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