After the intervention, the patient remains in the hospital for a day. In the early days, minor nasal discharge is possible. Also, edema develops immediately after the intervention. It extends to the area of the nose and eyelids. The swelling usually subsides within a month. The applied plaster is removed 1.5-2 weeks after the operation.
The total rehabilitation period varies from 10 days to 3-4 weeks. The duration depends on both the volume of the intervention and the individual characteristics of the patient and the quality of postoperative care.
If the operation involved working only with soft tissues and cartilage, the recovery is quick enough and takes up to 1.5 weeks. If during the intervention all structures were affected (not only cartilage and soft tissues, but also bone), then rehabilitation takes on average 2-3 weeks.
There are some limitations of the postoperative period:
• Elimination of physical activity for 6 weeks
• Refusal to engage in contact and traumatic sports for 3 months
• Wearing a special splint for 1.5 weeks after surgery
Also, patients after surgery are prohibited from:
• Wear glasses for a month (including for vision correction)
• Sleep on your stomach or on your side
• Visit the bathhouse, pool and sauna
• Visit the solarium
The exact terms of the restrictions will be announced by the operating surgeon. He will also issue specific recommendations regarding nutrition, intake of liquids, medicines, vitamin complexes, etc.
As a rule, many patients return to their usual way of life within a few days after the operation.
In the recovery period, the following complications are possible:
• Hematomas. They are formed both directly in the nose and under the eye sockets.
• Swelling. They are formed in the area of the nose and eyes, at first they can provoke difficulty in nasal breathing and impaired sense of smell
• Complete or partial numbness
• Pain in the nose. In some cases, discomfort is concentrated in a certain area, in others – over the entire area of the face
• A slight increase in body temperature
• Callus formation that looks like a slight hump or bump
All these complications are not dangerous, do not require repeated intervention and are eliminated on their own. Pain and discomfort can be reduced with special medications.
You should consult a doctor only with severe pain syndrome and an increase in body temperature above 38 degrees. Also, a doctor’s consultation is required for prolonged swelling and hematomas.
Dangerous complications after plastic surgery of the nose include:
• Necrosis of skin, bone, or cartilage
• Seam divergence
They arise due to medical errors or violation of the recommendations of specialists in the postoperative period. That is why it is very important to follow all the rules of rehabilitation and go to proven medical institutions.
Important! The final result of the nose plasty is assessed one year after the operation.