What can I expect from the recovery process?
While you might expect rhinoplasty recovery to be intense, it is actually a quite manageable and easy process. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, so you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for a day or so.
You will wear a splint on your nose for about 7 days, which helps to protect its new shape as it heals. Discomfort after your treatment can be well controlled with pain medications prescribed by Dr. Kwak. You should make sure to keep your head elevated for the first few days to minimize postoperative swelling.
Clients typically return to work about a week after their treatment, provided they don’t have a physically strenuous job. Intense exercise should be avoided for at least 3 weeks after your surgery, or as Dr. Kwak instructs. Your swelling will gradually lessen as the weeks and months pass, and you will be able to finally see and enjoy your gorgeous new nose.