Published June 28, 2014

Recovering from a Nose Job in Sydney

What to expect when recovering from a nose job in Sydney

Are you interested in undergoing a nose job in Sydney and wondering about what to expect during recovery? Just like any other surgical procedure, recovering from a nose job operation can be quite stressful and will take some time. Knowing exactly what to expect after the operation will make the recovery process a lot easier and more manageable for patients.

Now Of course it also doesn’t hurt to carefully plan everything right through the recovery process – patients will know exactly what to do while recovering from the operation. All of these certainly help bring about optimal results especially when the cost of a nose job in Sydney can be fairly significant.

Recovering from a nose surgery in Sydney

Not unlike any other type of surgical procedure, experiences in recovering from a nose surgery in Sydney can differ from one patient to another. There a number of symptoms that can be expected following the procedure but it is entirely possible for a patient to experience just a few of them or to encounter less common symptoms. Completely recovery typically takes 4 weeks at the most although most patients can expect to be able to get back to work approximately 10 days after the operation.

Recovering from a nose job in Sydney essentially starts out with some of the best nose surgeon in Sydney packing the patient’s nostrils and installing a splint on the nasal structure. Such a process protects the site of the operation and helps keep everything stable for the first few days after the operation.

Considering that the said operation essentially modifies the fragile structure of the nose, it is crucial for patients to make sure that it remains secure and stable especially during the first few days after the procedure which is represents the most vulnerable stage of the recovery process.

While it may cause a great deal of discomfort, the packing on a patient’s nostrils are designed to reduce bleeding and swelling. The packing is typically removed within 24 hours as the symptoms subside. If the latter is not an immediate concern then your plastic surgeon might forego it altogether depending on how the operation progresses.

Perhaps the most important part of the recovery process is for patients to simply avoid doing anything that can exacerbate complications. Blowing the nose, wearing glasses, bumping it somewhere for any reason or the simple act of touching it are all unfortunately fairly common occurrences that patients need to avoid.

Beyond week one

Now even after week one of getting a nose job in Sydney, some patients may still experience some swelling and bruising that may even spread to the eyes which can be quite alarming. Don’t fret though – this is completely normal! If the swelling causes much discomfort, you can try to alleviate it through cold compression.

To further reduce swelling and bruising, patients are also advised to keep their head in an elevated position when resting. Doing so would hasten the process and hasten the rate in which all the bruises and swelling are expected to subside.

Now expected recovery time for a nose job in Sydney is expected to be a part of your plastic surgeon’s instructions for post-operative care although it can certainly differ from one patient to another based on several factors – age, health status, medical conditions and any known predisposition to possible post-operative complications.

Throughout the rest of the week, the splint on a patient’s nostril will have to stay in place in order to protect the nasal structure as it further recovers. For the best possible results, patients need to make sure that they avoid any possible trauma that may come as a result of certain activities – contact sports, mannerisms, wearing glasses and other pertinent circumstances that can possibly disturb the site of the operation.

Properly recovering from a nose job operation is essentially a matter of time. Such an experience can be distressing and is particularly difficult for many patients.

However the benefits of a nose job in Sydney can far outweigh such inconveniences and the fact that it is all well worth it is something that most patients would agree on!

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.