When will I go back to feeling normal and to my full strength after having a rhinoplasty/septoplasty?
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Give it six weeks
Recovery After Rhinoplasty
After septorhinoplasty, it is common to take a few weeks to feel "back to normal." I would discuss with your surgeon expectations for your recovery for your surgery. Depending on what type of surgery you had (primary vs. revision) and what material were used; you may have a prolonged recovery. Also if you surgeon has specifics requests on your sleeping style and exercise regimen this may also affect the recovery time to feeling like yourself. Follow up with your surgeon at your post operative visits and they can discuss with you expectations. All the best, Gina Chu, MD.
Feeling normal after surgery
1. Regular eating schedule
2. Drinking plenty of water
3. Normal sleeping schedule
4. Staying active with simple activities (walking) during the day.
These strategies will help you get back on track sooner. Ask your surgeon for additional safe strategies.
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