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How Much Pain is There After Rhinoplasty and Chin Implants?

I really want to get a nose job and chin implants, not only because my nose is really ugly, but because I also have breathing issues. To be honest I'm not scared of the surgery, I'm scared of the pain that you feel afterwards. How much pain is there after th surgery?

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Pain Associated With Rhinoplasty And Chin Implant Surgery

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Pain associated with rhinoplasty and chin implant surgery is nothing that pain medication can't ease. Trust me, patients are so happy with their results pain is never an issue!

FYI, expect long term swelling with your rhinoplasty. Usually won't see final results until after 6 months.

Best wishes,

Dr. H

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Texas Plastic Surgeon
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Pain After Rhinoplasty

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Most patients do not have much pain after surgery. It is more like a stuffy deep bruise type of discomfort. This is because long acting numbing medicine is use. It also depends on what needs to be done. If you are having a lot breathing difficulty, additional work on your septum and support may need to be done. This might cause a little more swelling and pain.

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Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Pain After Rhinoplasty And Chin Implant

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Hello,

The level of pain resulting from a rhinoplasty and a chin implant varies from one patient to another.

With that perspective, different variables come into play and some of them are:

  • Pain Threshold
  • Aggressiveness of Surgery (level of skills and experience of the surgeon).
  • Response To Pain Medication
  • Post-op Ambulation

As for the psychological aspect, obtaining commendable results will dilute the post-op pain due to the satisfaction felt by the patient.

That being said, please remember that commendable results require an exceptionally skilled surgeon to perform the surgery and settling for anything less than that increases the chances of additional corrective surgeries dramatically.


I hope this helps and please feel free to check the website below.

Thank you for your inquiry.
The best of luck to you.



Dr. Sajjadian

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Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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How Much Pain is There After Rhinoplasty and Chin Implants?

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Every single patient is so very different with how much pain they can tolerate. Some have very little pain and some have lots of pain. Assess your pain threshold and see where you stand. It is difficult to predict how much pain you will be in. Most of my patients bounce back after one week with some soreness that is tolerable during that second week.

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Pain after Rhinoplasty and Chin Implant

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Pain after these procedures is really minimal. Some patients will take a narcotic the evening of surgery and then rely on Tylenol for several days after that.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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How Much Pain is There After Rhinoplasty and Chin Implants?

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 I have performed Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation with Chin Implants for 25 years and they should not be painful.  I inject the areas with long acting local anesthetic, during the surgery, which helps tremendously in that regard.  The following day most patient experince just a dull ache that's well controlled with mild analgesics.  Hope this helps.

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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Don't Let the Minimal Discomfort After Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation Keep You From Surgery

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Hi Mon,

Surprisingly rhinoplasty is a relatively non-painful operation to recover from.  We do not use nasal packing inside the nose which makes the recovery much easier with less swelling as well.  Most of our patients only need to take two Tylenol every 4 to 6 hours for the first two days after the operation.  We tell our patients that at worst it feels like a "sinus type" headache. The nose will feel "stuffy" like a cold for the first few days after surgery.   Patients are given a stronger pain med such as Vicodin just in case they need it, and/or to take before bedtime to help them sleep.

Chin implants are a bit more uncomfortable for the first 3 to 5 days, feeling like a significant bruise on the chin.  Again, usually Tylenol is enough, but stronger medications are available. 

The most important aspect of your rhinoplasty is making sure that you choose your rhinoplasty surgeon most carefully.  Good luck and be well.

 

Dr. P

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Pain following Rhinoplasty

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The level of pain patients experience after rhinoplasty varies; however, most patients experience only mild discomfort. Many rhinoplasty patients do not need any postsurgical pain relief, but those who do often find over-the-counter pain relievers to be adequate. Pain after a chin implant really depends on individual and where the implant was placed. On average, the pain usually disappears completely at approximately one month after the surgery, however many patients state that most pain subsided after a week.

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Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Nose and Chin

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As the others stated the nose does not hurt, but the chin surgery is a bit painful; however the mediation you are given, takes care of the pain and it is usually much better in a day or two.

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New York Plastic Surgeon
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Nose surgery and chin implants really don't experience much pain.

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In spite of how it might seem, nose surgery doesn't hurt much.  Years ago I did my daughter's nose and she told me it throbbed enough for one pain pill the night of the operation.  After that, she didn't need anything.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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