Postoperative Recovery after Rhinoplasty
This is a same day procedure. There may be a splint on the top of the nose that remains on for 1 week. If open rhinoplasty is performed the sutures are removed after 1 week. A vaseline dressing can placed over the incision until suture removal. The downtime is about 2 weeks. Swelling and bruising is common, the patient should sleep in a semi upright position to help control the swelling. If there are any questions during the postoperative course we encourage patients to call immediately. Follow ups are close initially and will be spaced out farther with time.
- Wound breakdown
- Loss of skin
- Altered sensation to the area
- Altered smell
- Breathing difficulty
- Cartilage resorption
- Cartilage warping
- Contour irregularity
With any surgical procedure complications can occur, but are generally low. We encourage that you ask about complications during your visit with Dr. Parikh. Dr. Parikh will ensure that your safety is first and discuss any concern in great detail that is tailored to your specific medical history.