After your rhinoplasty surgery is finished, the nose reconstruction recovery process begins. Considering the patient’s own diligence and behavior will help determine the success of the recovery, this phase is always critical. Following your doctor’s post-operative instructions will help to ensure a quick and successful recovery.
In preparation for nose reconstruction recovery, patients will be prescribed medication before surgery to help minimize the pain or nausea. Most patients will experience very little pain if any, and nausea is uncommon. During the first several weeks after surgery, your nose may appear bigger than you originally expected. This is a common occurrence due to the swelling and fluid buildup from the surgery. Rest assured, it will eventually settle.