Recovering from Rhinoplasty

Posted March 01, 2019 in Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Patients who decide to undergo rhinoplasty often have done extensive research on the procedure. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, helps give patients confidence by providing them with the nose that they have always desired. The recovery time for Rhinoplasty is very important, almost as important as the procedure itself. This is because it takes time for your new nose to settle. The nose is very sensitive after the procedure and can be compromised if the patient is not careful in taking care of their healing tissue. Dr. Gilpin is an experienced surgeon who helps many men and women feel more confident with the appearance of their nose.  With his recovery instructions, he wants to make sure that his patients are taken care of so that they can achieve optimum results

Rhinoplasty Candidates

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that greatly benefits both men and women. This procedure is designed to help those who dislike the shape or look of their nose. The nose is the most visible portion of a face. If a nose is asymmetrical or disproportionate to the rest of the face this can affect the entire look of the face. The rhinoplasty treatment can help men and women straighten their noses, remove bumps, reduce a bulbous tip, and more. Rhinoplasty before & after pictures can give patients a great idea of what to expect with this treatment. The many Rhinoplasty procedures offered by Dr. Gilpin help his patients to reach their aesthetic goals.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

At Gilpin Facial Plastics, Dr. Gilpin provides his patients with numerous techniques for a rhinoplasty procedure. When considering undergoing rhinoplasty it is important to understand what to expect during the procedure as well as during the recovery time. Often times rhinoplasty surgeons only offer one form of rhinoplasty, Dr. Gilpin as many options so that his patients each receive unique care. His expert techniques let patients have a smooth recovery process with minimal discomfort. The procedures that are offered are:

These different procedures provide options for patients so that they can get their best results with the level of surgery that they are comfortable with. Each procedure comes with a set of possible side effects and risks associated with rhinoplasty which your surgeon will go over with you.

What Can I Expect During Rhinoplasty Recovery?

Now that you have decided to undergo rhinoplasty, it is important to know what to expect during your recovery. You will be able to go home after the procedure but will need someone to drive you and care for you for the first day or two. During this time, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and redness around the nasal area. Dr. Gilpin will give you a set of instructions to follow during your rhinoplasty recovery time. For the first week of recovery, a nose splint will be placed on the nose. This splint helps to set the nose in place as well as helping to avoid any accidental bumps that may occur during the healing process. Since your nose is very fragile right now and still forming to its new shape, you will need to sleep on your back in an elevated position following the procedure.

With Dr. Gilpin’s expert care, many of his patients are able to resume work and most daily activities within a week of their rhinoplasty. Dr. Gilpin will go over any risks associated with a rhinoplasty so that you can feel comfortable and knowledgeable during the recovery time.

How Long Does it Take?

It will take some time to be able to see the full effects of your new nose. It is a good idea to stay in touch with your surgeon to ensure that your nose is healing properly and giving you the intended results. At Gilpin Facial Plastics many patients a few days after surgery, with more follow up appointments within the first year following the treatment. This way the doctor can clear you for exercise or any strenuous activity, as well as staying up-to-date on your new nose. As the weeks and months go by, the full effects of the treatment will become noticeable, and after a year, your nose will fully set in so you can enjoy the results for years to come.

Schedule a Consultation

Rhinoplasty is a very popular procedure with both men and women alike. It is important to know what to expect from a procedure as well as, what to expect during the recovery time. Rhinoplasty recovery takes time and patients but leaves patients with amazing results and renewed confidence. Rhinoplasty continues to amaze patients as they see what they look like before & after the treatment. To schedule Rhinoplasty in the Nashville area, fill out our online form for expert care.

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