What to Expect After Rhinoplasty Surgery | Dr. Philip Solomon
Immediately following your surgery you can expect to see visible swelling and bruising around your nose and perhaps even experience black eyes.
One of the most common complaints I hear from patients is their difficulty to breathe through their nose as a result of both internal and external swelling. It can be a bit of an adjustment getting used to breathing through your mouth but you will adjust.
It’s important that you follow our post surgical instructions advising you to apply nasal lubricants, clean your nose carefully with q-tips and hydro-peroxide and gently blow your nose for the first few weeks following your surgery.
About one week post-op, you will need to visit our office to have your external nasal splint and in some cases internal nasal splint at which time you can typically expect to breathe and sleep much better.
After 10 -14 days swelling and bruising should start to subside enough for you to return to work and/or school, and other non-strenuous activities. I recommend waiting at least 4 weeks before returning to more strenuous activity and exercise. You should also avoid wearing glasses or sunglasses for 4 weeks as the nasal bridge heals.
It does take about a year to completely heal, but your nose will look better each month.
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Dr. Philip Solomon
57 Centre St.
Thornhill, L4J 1G2