What temporary side effects can appear? – a dull headache, numbness or an aching nose of certain areas on the nose. Healing may last longer if bones were broken. Most people after the rhinoplasty return to work approximately after two weeks. Time is needed for the bruising and swelling to disappear.
It’s usually recommended that activities which could result an injury should be avoided for six weeks. Be patient – clear rhinoplasty results can be seen a week after surgery or even later. So don’t start to regret for your choise to do the rhinoplasty operation if the results don’t unjustify your expectations. It is long period of healing – the final results will be seen after the 4-6 months. After the several weeks surgeon will give you recommendations for resuming your normal activities. These suggestions include: avoid sport activities (swimming, playing sport games) also those activities that increases your blood pressure ( for eg. Sexual relations) for more than two weeks. DON’T rub the nose or getting it sunburned (eight weeks). Be careful while washing the face and hair also be gentle using cosmetics. If you have poor eyesight you can wear contact lenses, but glasses are another case. It’s not good to wear glasses when the splint is off. It is possible only then your nose will completely heal. Your surgeon will give you frequent visits during several months after nose surgery. It’s necessary for checking on the progress of your healing. If you have any unusual symptoms or any questions, don’t be afraid to call your doctor for the consultation.
There can be some complications also, for instance: abnormal shape of the nose (it can be a mistake made during the rhinoplasty surgery or if the patient doesn’t keep head elevated enough or sleeping on one side only, it can be corrected by secondary surgery, often the implant is used), anesthesia reaction, asymmetry, bleeding (it can occur for up to four weeks – the nasal packing may be used to contril it), infection (pain, redness, swelling), loss of smell, sinusitis, slow healing, toxic shock syndrome, wound infection (using an implant increase the chance of infection) , visible scar, risk of smoking (if the patient smokes, he/she can have difficulties during the healing process. Patient may feel the lack of oxygen needed to tissues and this increases the risk for slow healing). If surgery is performed by really qualified plastic surgeon it’s rare case for complication to appear after the rhinoplasty procedure. On the other hand all surgeries have therisk of complications. The part of healing process also depends on the patient. He or she must follow all the instructions which were given.