What is the Recovery process like after a rhinoplasty?

  • mg9120
  • 2 years ago

I am so close to booking my surgery and am really looking forward to everything however, I don't know what exactly tto expect after (pain wise) will I be fine and talking the next day? Or just heavily medicated?

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It also helped to take arnica orally 5 little pills 3 times a day for 3 days before the surgery and 3 days after. The pain meds will slow down your GI tract too, so the sooner you don't need them the better. I ate yogurt with flax seeds daily which helped with that and the antibiotics.Use the saline spray often to keep your nasal. passages moist..
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I had mine done almost 2 months ago, my experience with the pain is nothing than what I expected and I didn't have lots bruising either. I took pain medication the day after my surgery in the afternoon and at night before sleep, I took it again on the second day before I sleep at night... And on the 3rd I didn't feel any pain anymore so I stop the pain med. Btw I took lots of vit C before n after surgery and I think it helped me to minimize bruising and fast healing.., good luck !
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I used an aquecool after my procedure for 7 days. The upper face mask kept my face cold, and I could sleep with it on. I used it 22 to 23 hrs /day. This reduced pain, swelling and best of all I had no bruising.It was worth every penny.
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It totally depends on how you handle the surgery. I can tell you that I was talking, but not fine the day after surgery. You won't be up and doing your normal things for at least the first 3 to 5 days. It took me about a week, and even then I was still a little tired. I wasn't that heavily medicated because I didn't have a lot of pain. The worst part is the stuffiness and dry mouth. You might want to check out this list of supplies to get before your rhinoplasty.

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