AESTHETIC NASAL SURGERY / RHINOPLASTY -
Going home after Nasal Surgery
There will be some numbness, bruising and swelling after the surgery but this will gradually resolve.
You will need to rest in a semi-upright position for the first few days - you may want to consider your sleep arrangements - and avoid bending down.
There may be some slight bleeding from your nostrils and this can be dabbed away with a tissue. We do not expect a heavy nosebleed - however, any heavy bleeding or other concerns should be reported promptly to your clinic.
Try to minimise blowing your nose for 2 weeks following surgery, as this can cause further bleeding and bruising.
Ice packs will help relieve bruising to the eyes.
The splint will be removed at the clinic after 7-10 days and you may return to work after this. Most of the bruising should have settled by then.
Patients who wear glasses may find these uncomfortable until the splint is removed. Contact lenses could well be impossible to insert or remove.
Whilst you will see an immediate improvement, the result will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months.It is advisable to refrain from going back to work for a 10 day period and avoiding contact/impact sports for 3-6 months.
You will have your own personal Nurse Counsellor both before and after your procedure to support you and answer any questions you may have.
Recovery from Nasal Surgery
You will usually be required to spend the night in hospital following nose reshaping surgery and to wear a plaster dressing on the nose for one week to ten days after the procedure. Because most procedures are carried out from the inside of the nose, there should be no visible scarring but there is likely to be bruising and possibly some swelling to the nose itself and maybe to the eyes but this will settle after just a few days.