What regimen and restrictions are awaiting me after nose surgery?

What regimen and restrictions are awaiting me after nose surgery?

I would like to return to daily life as soon as possible after the surgery. What is the postoperative period like, what restrictions must be followed and how long does the plaster cast have to be worn?
دكتور محمد الروبي  |  Basic member  |  Cairo
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Rhinoplasty Surgery Recovery: - Most rhinoplasty patients are out of bed within two days, and able to return to their jobs on a limited basis a few days to a week or so following surgery. - Any stitches or splints will be removed in five to seven days and any swelling or bruising will last about seven to ten days. - You will start to see results in as little as two weeks with further details revealed over the next six months up to one year. - Avoid hitting or rubbing your nose, or getting it sunburned, for eight weeks. Be gentle when washing your face and hair or using cosmetics. - You can wear contact lenses as needed, but glasses will have to be propped on your cheeks for another six to seven weeks, until your nose is completely healed. Your New Look After Rhinoplasty Surgery: It is normal in the days following surgery to feel a little depressed. It is hard to determine the effects of the surgery or if it was worth it. Keep in mind that this is only temporary and that you will be looking better in a few weeks. Each day, your nose will begin to look better and your attitude will improve. Within a week or two, you'll no longer look as if you've just had surgery. Still, healing is a slow and gradual process. The final results of rhinoplasty will be uncovered over the next year. In the meantime, you may receive unexpected reactions from family and friends. The reason for this is that, they may not see a major difference in your nose. Or they may not approve of the change, especially if the surgery altered what they perceive as an ethnic or family trait. Try to keep in mind why you decided to have this surgery in the first place. The surgery should only be judged by how successful it was in meeting your goals. While extensive rhinoplasty can result in swelling and bruising, we will design after surgery care to minimize these problems. You can help before surgery by avoiding Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and other medication or herbal substances that can increase bruising.
M.D. Natasa Popovic  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery
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A week does not go to work, a month does not deal with sports activities.
Prof. Franco Migliori  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Genoa, Cuneo, Milano
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Main restrictions (swelling, aesthetical inability) are confined within the first week. After that plaster cast is removed, but hematomas and bruises can extend up to 20-25 days post-op, progressively decreasing day after day: nevertheless the aspect is almost good. Anyway is reasonable to evaluate 1 month to be completely fresh-faced.
Poliklinika za estetsku kirurgiju Dr. Tončić  |  Premium member  |  Zagreb
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After nose surgery, we put a metal splint on the nose. We take it off after seven days, because all nasal structures heal in this period. First three to four days a patient has nasal packing in the nose and its purpose is to prevent the bleeding and to support the new form of the nose from the inside. A patient stays in the clinic for approximately 5 hours. It takes about an hour for preoperative preparations, 1 hour for the operation itself after which the patient rests for 3 to 4 hours. Once discharged from the surgery the patient is sent to home care. it is important for the patient to relax and rest for the first several postoperative days, especially until the nasal packing is removed. Sick leave lasts 8 to 10 days for rhinoplasty. A week to ten days after the surgery, the patient can continue with his or her normal private, social and professional activities. However, for two months after the operation, the patient should avoid extensive physical activities that could result in injuries to the nose (for example, contact sports).
Dr. Lucian Fodor PhD  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Cluj Napoca
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There is no food restrictions after the procedure. The most important things is to avoid any local trauma and keep the head slight elevated in order to reduce the swelling. The plaster cast need to be in place for about 1 week.
Dr. Goran Lazović  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Belgrade
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first of all, the rhinoplasty operation is a very complicated one and !!! it is not a cosmetic procedure, so the seven days of being patient and careful is needed. personally, the immobilization, the plaster i like to be in place for 5-7 days. The tissue around the nose suffers too, so there will be the `united colors` phenomenon on the skin for about 7 - 10 days, with or without medications. breathing - by mouth, not an unusual thing, like any cold! pain - fortunately, there are plenty of good painkillers, to be used right on time. so, that s it, 7 3 days and you can go out!!
Dr. Horia Remus Siclovan  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Arad, Sibiu
  • 69 answers
A return to normal activity is possible within a few days of surgery. Any packing or splints will be removed after the first week, although is necessary to wear the splint for an additional week. Cosmetics can camouflage any bruising or redness. Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling continues to decrease and the improved appearance of the nose becomes apparent. The patient must protect the nose from injury during any physical activity for the next 6 months.
Anup Dhir M.D.  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  New Delhi
  • 48 answers
After a nose job, plaster is usually needed for 10 days.After it has been taken off,you may have a tape over your nose for a few days.You can go back to your work after 2 weeks ,start light exercise after 3 weeks & heavy exercise after 6 weeks.
Dott. Crescenzo D'Onofrio  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Rome Dubai
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After nose surgery you will have anthibiotic therapy tablets for one week and postoperative instruction for nasal spray and cleaning and all necessary care. The first week is very important for the correct healing process.Then a list of postoperative instruction and/or restriction for the following weeks will be given to the patient.
CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore Stockholm
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We perform all rhinoplasties under local anesthesia, so return to daily life is quick. In case of tip lift, you can return to your job as soon as 2nd day of surgery. In closed rhinoplasty involving resection of medial or alar cartilages, you can return to your normal routine after 2 to 3 days. In case of open rhinoplasty, or rhinoplasty involving bony resection, you can return to your job, after a week. We generally avoid casts post-operatively.
Dr. Carlos Gonzalez Legarda  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Bogotá
  • 363 answers
You may return your activities in just a few days, but inflammation, and plaster will remain al least 2 weeks.
Dr. Serban Porumb  |  Basic member  |  Oradea
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For about a week you will have a splint on your nose. Usually you may return to work and social life after 7 days postoperative, your nose will be moderately swollen, and even in case of some bruising, that may be hidden with makeup.
Dr. Mario Alfonso González Cepeda  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Cancun
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los primeros dias son fatales, aun cuando ya existen taponamientos con tubos de silicona para operar, y aun en algunas ocasiones ni tapones se utilizan ( depende del caso )los pacientes sienten mucgha angusrtuia por no poder respirar, sobre todo las poriumeras 34 horas, ya después se van acostumbrando. pero después de esto, pues lo mas importante que yo les digo a mis pacientes, es no agacharse, no poner la cabeza por debajo del cuerpo, estornudar con la boca abierta, dormir en posición semisentada, o con dos almohadas, compresas húmedas y frías con agua de deshielo de te de manzanilla en párpados., y no asolearse, los primeros dias, cuando llevan tapones, les dejo una bigotera, que es una gasa extendida debajo de la nariz para que la gasa absorba la sangre o el suero que escurren, aun con medicamentos que secan las vías nasales. bueno, la férula nasal, yo utilizó una férula de acrílico, hace muchos años use yeso, porque no existían estas maravillas,se retira, mínimo al quinto días, eso hace que la piel se amolde, al igual que los huesos a la nueva forma. muchos utilizan otra férula, yo no, únicamente en raras ocasiones , cuando el paciente se inflamo mucho. yo les pongo microporo otros cinco días y ya. no ejercicios aeróbicos por un mes, y de contacto y pessas por dos meses. les indico que continuaente con un cotonetes se apliquen vaselina, ya que no pueden sonar su nariz, y la sangra y los mocos se endurecen y secan sobre todo al principio
Alexander Kutubidze  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Tbilisi
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Once your surgery is completed, you must follow all the instructions given to you in order to heal properly and have a good outcome.

The following instructions are your obligation. Use this as a checklist of progress as you heal. Included are normal post-surgical experiences and key health considerations that may be a cause of concern.


Typical symptoms and signs to watch for following nasal injury repair include:

Swollen, tight and bruised nasal and cheek region, including bruising and swollen eyes. Nasal stuffiness, post-nasal drip and headache. Numbness or swelling in the region of the nose, lips and cheeks. These are normal experiences as the skin, facial bones, tissues and sensory nerves heal. Pain medication will help you cope with any discomfort.

Consistent sharp pain should be reported immediately.

To alleviate any discomfort, and to reduce swelling, you may apply soft, cool (not cold) compresses over your eyes and nose. Do not apply ice or anything frozen directly on the skin. Do not apply anything cool on your cheeks or neck. Soak soft plain white washcloths or gauze squares in ice water and wring out well. Apply any compress gently; do not apply any pressure. Apply cool compresses for no longer than 20-minute intervals. Do not apply any heat.


• A high fever, (over 101º) severe nausea and vomiting, continued dizziness or incoherent behavior, such as hallucinations.

• Any pain that cannot be controlled by your pain medication.

• Excessive bleeding or fluid seeping from the nose or mouth.

• A severely misshapen appearance, excessive bruising or fluid retention that is localized to the side of your face or nose.

You may have a splint over your nose to protect and support nasal structures as you begin to heal. Do not remove this splint for any reason, unless directed specifically by Dr. Alexander Kutubidze

Nasal packing may be used to help support nasal structures during initial healing and to prevent drainage from secreting into your throat. Do not remove packing for any reason, only Dr. Alexander Kutubidze can remove your packing.
Dr. Aram Akopov MD  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Moscow
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the only restrictions are: no sport for 2 month, do not hit the nose for month at least.

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