The Rhinoplasty Recovery
After rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Schalit will recommend that you wear a nasal sprint so that you can support your nose. Although you may feel like you have a stuffy nose, you shouldn’t have any problems breathing through your mouth. In the event, you notice any swelling or bruising that makes you look like you have a “black eye,” understand that it is completely normal.
Dr. Schalit will also suggest that you use a nasal spray to keep your nose clean and moisturized. He’ll prescribe pain medications as well to relieve any pain or discomfort. It should take a week to 10 days for you to return to work and your daily activities. Most patients report that the recovery process is often well worth it.
Good Candidates for Rhinoplasty
If you’re in general good health and wish to change the shape and/or size of your nose, you may benefit from a rhinoplasty. This procedure may also be a good option if you’d like to restore a more balanced aesthetic to your face.
In addition, if you have a birth defect or breathing issue, a rhinoplasty may make sense as well. Dr. Schalit does not recommend rhinoplasty for patients who are under 15 years old as their noses are still in the developmental phase.