How long after rhinoplasty withrib cartlidge do I need to stay at hospital ?

how long do i have to stay in hospital after a revision rhino with rib cartlidge. my doctor says it depends on how i feel. would it be one night or two ?

Doctor Answers 6

Hospital stay after Rhinoplasty

I perorm Rhinoplastyand Revision Rhinoplasty, as well as the full range of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures, in an outpatient setting and have done so here in Beverly Hills for over 20 years.  As far as your specific situation, you will have to follow the instructions of your Rhinoplasty surgeon.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Overnight stay

Every patient is diferent. Generally if my patients are local they go home the same day even with a rib graft. If they have traveled far they are given the option of a night in the hospital or a recovery facility. If you have good family support go home. 

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty with rib cartilage hospital stay

I have never kept one overnight. It is usually done as an out patient. But this is really up to you and your surgeon.

Richard Dale Reynolds, MD
El Paso Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and rib cartilage

A rhinoplasty with rib cartilage is often done as an outpatient procedure so I am not sure why you are staying in the hospital.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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How long after rhinoplasty withrib cartlidge do I need to stay at hospital?

Dear perthboy,

Rhinoplasty using rib cartilage grafts is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Some patients may prefer to stay overnight in the hospital for maximum comfort.

Warmest wishes,

Larry Fan, MD

Larry Fan, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Rib cartilage

Many surgeons, including myself, perform rib cartilage grafts as an out-patient procedure with no hospitalization. The pain from a rib graft is no more than from an ear cartilage graft which is commonly performed as an outpatient

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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