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After Rhinoplasty surgery

Duration of the operation The operation lasts about 2-3 hours, depending on the need to correct the respiratory distress. Preoperative examination
the preoperative examination will be done in the hospital or elsewhere by appointment.

rhinoplasty and medications

you will get antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and painkillers for the house. the corresponding medicines will be given to you in the operating room during the operation and you will continue them after your discharge from the hospital.

hospital stay

you are usually able to leave on the same day, but in selected cases, an overnight stay can be arranged.

bandages / plaster cast

when you wake up you will have a simple gauze in front of the nostrils and a small metal splint on the nose. you will also have a small internal silicone splint to protect the operated diaphragm. the gauze will be changed by you as it gets dirty with serum (2-3 days) and the metal splint will be removed by me in 5-7 days. the internal splint will be removed in 1-3 weeks and it does not hurt at all when it is removed.


you will clean the rim of the nostrils yourself with cotton (swabs) and oxygen, gently until the dried blood that may exist is gone. you will also wash your nose internally with saline. you will get physiomere and use it 2-3 times a day, without blowing your nose.

time out of work

allow at least 1 week out of work. the return is varied in different patients and the intensity of your work plays a big role. in manual work you have to wait at least 2 weeks.

athletic activities

you can start simple daily activities during the week but in the gym you can exercise in about 1 month. These times, of course, are indicative and depend on the endurance of each patient, and may vary from patient to patient.

After Rhinoplasty surgery

RHINOPLASTY and Postoperative instructions
in the 1st week you should start slowly and give yourself a chance to come back. you should not take care of young children or do chores at home without help.

in the 2nd week you can start doing more such as free walking, shopping etc. you will massage with cream to help rinse your nose.

at the end of the 4th week you should be able to do everything.

swelling, recovery and end result

you should expect some bruising and relative swelling in the nose. this may take 3-4 weeks. you will have a good shape immediately, but it will normalize and become more natural from 4 to 6 weeks and will continue to improve until beyond 6 months.


you can drive from the first week. but be careful because your nose will still be sensitive.


after leaving the hospital, we will be in touch by phone. I will check you for a change of bandages on the 2nd or 3rd day and in 5-7 days to remove the plaster cast. once again for removal of the inner splint, photography and final instructions.

Possible complications with rhinoplasty This is a common operation, which is very successful for the vast majority of patients. however, as with any process, it is very important to understand what can go wrong. The possible complications are listed below. Bleeding: Minor bleeding is common and expected and stops within the first 2-3 days. in a small number of cases the bleeding may be heavy and may lead to reoperation to stop. scars: the incisions are usually internal. and when there is still an incision in the stylus (the part of the skin that separates the nostrils) is not visible. infection: very uncommon, but if it does happen you may need antibiotics. Minor skin abnormalities: If fractures occur, small abnormalities may remain that may be visible through the skin. asymmetry: there may be subtle differences between the two sides of the nose due to bone or cartilage position. loss of smell and taste: this is usually transient. Swelling: Patients usually show a slight swelling with closed rhinoplasty (incisions inside the nose). An exception is open rhinoplasty (incision in the stylus), in which the nose may be more swollen and take longer to restore its normal shape.

After Rhinoplasty surgery