“How long do rhinoplasty results last?” most people wonder.
Your new nose will age like the rest of your face, just like any other surgical treatment.
Every decade, fat loss in the face happens, resulting in a thin corner of skin over the skeleton.
These surgical modifications are permanent, but they may not be enough to keep the nose from altering form.
In addition, the texture of your skin will change, revealing previously unknown tissues.
Swelling after surgery is common, and you can anticipate it to linger.
Approximately 90% of it goes away within four to six weeks of surgery.
The majority of the swelling will go away after 12 to 14 months.
Swelling can mask your final results, therefore the most irritating part of the recovery process is waiting for it to go away.
Swelling and bruising will fade with time in most cases.
After a rhinoplasty treatment, post-operative swelling is common, and you should expect some discomfort.
The most painful period following rhinoplasty is the first few weeks.
There will be some bruising and numbness after the surgery.
If you’re worried about the amount of edema you’ll have, talk to your cosmetic surgeon about how long you should expect it to persist.
A usual rhinoplasty healing period lasts between seven and ten days.
The amount of time required varies, and the extent of cosmetic alterations may take longer.
During your consultation, Dr. DeRosa can provide you a more precise timeline.
You can resume your normal activities once the swelling and inflammation have subsided.
It can take anywhere from two to four weeks to fully recover.
After rhinoplasty, you should take at least a week off from work.
Within a week, your nose will resemble its natural appearance.
Nasal congestion is one of the most serious side effects of rhinoplasty.
Following the surgery, you may suffer some congestion, which might linger for a few weeks.
Your doctor may prescribe using a saline nasal spray or an ice pack to ease congestion to help reduce your chance of this problem.
Blowing your nose can harm the sensitive tissues of your nose and impede the healing process.
You will most likely spend the night in the recovery room after rhinoplasty.
To minimize swelling, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic or steroid injections.
For at least the first two weeks, keep your head elevated at night.
This will help to avoid further swelling and bruising.
Also, make sure you don’t hit or bump your new nose.
You might also raise your head by sitting in a recliner.
A travel pillow or folded up towels can help you sleep better if you toss and turn.
You’ll most likely have a little scar on the inside and outside of your nose after rhinoplasty surgery.
After a few months, it will be more difficult to see.
Within a year or two, your nose should have settled in and you should no longer be in any discomfort.
A little horizontal scar, on the other hand, is unattractive, and some patients may prefer a closed incision.