AFTER THE PROCEDURE
Immediately after the surgery you will have to wear the nose splint – it will protect your nose when you sleep or from accidental hits. The wearing period of it should be from a few days to a week or more. Do not be surprised – the nose and the area around it can be really swollen, sensitive, with bruises and it can hurt. On the first day after surgery patient is in the ward, observed by a team of nurses to make sure that the postoperative process is smooth.
Limitation of the physical activity: physical activity should be limited for some time. Clear time is very individual and you will discuss it with a surgeon. It can take from a few days to several weeks or month.
All general complications related to surgical interventions are:
Complications related with anesthesia;
Seroma or hematoma (blood or fluid accumulation under the skin, which requires removal);
High blood pressure;
Damage of adjacent structures;
Desired result is not achieved and there is a need for additional surgery.
Complications associated with rhinoplasty are not common, but it is necessary to know and consider them:
Skin problems or skin injuries because of the bandage or grafts that have been used and inserted under the thin skin;
Nose “block” because of large swelling inside of the nose;
Nasal septum damage.
Potential risks will be thoroughly discussed before signing the consent to the operation. Your surgeon will provide all the necessary information and advice on how to protect yourself from postoperative factors and risks associated with them. Your surgeon will also advise on what to do to return to your daily life and enjoy the harmony as quickly as possible.