When you first consider rhinoplasty and start looking at rhinoplasty before and after pictures there are probably a number of concerns that cross your mind. Some of them are valid, some are far fetched, but when it comes right down to it, you need to make sure that they are actually addressed before you commit. Let’s talk about some of the most common concerns.
So what is the recovery time on a rhinoplasty surgery? You might concerned that you’ll be in recovery for months, but the reality is that you’re only going to be in recovery for about ten to fourteen days. There is definitely going to be some discomfort during your recovery that you will have to deal with, and it won’t be the most pleasant thing in the world. Let’s go over a few things that you’re going to find yourself facing as you go through the recovery process.
Okay, first thing’s first. Before you undergo the surgery you’re going to need to make sure you arrange for a ride home – this is perhaps one of the most important things that we can tell you! After you ‘come up’ from the effects of the anesthesia you’re going to be highly disoriented and in no condition to drive. Make sure you have a ride, and make sure you have a ride for the next 24 to 48 hours. With that out of the way, how should you behave at home?
We mentioned that you’re going to have a serious problem with congestion and ergo dry mouth, and with that being the case, in your home it would be within your best interest to set up humidifiers throughout so that you will get the moisture you need as you breathe. This is especially important in your bedroom, particularly around your bed. In doing this you will ensure that you don’t wake up with an incredibly dry throat and mouth every single morning for the remainder of the fourteen days.
Something that your doctor may or may not tell you is that you’re going to need to stock up on soft foods. You might get distracted looking at all of the amazing rhinoplasty before and after shots, and you may not even consider what’s going to happen once you get home.
Chances are you won’t want to eat too much, especially if your nose needs time to set. You won’t want to make too many facial movements at all. For this reason it is strongly recommended that you stock up on soft fruits, soups, and juices. You might even want to stick to eating smoothies for the two weeks you’ll be laid up.
At the end of the recovery time your nose will set and you will be able to move on to the final stage, which is the removal of the packing material in your nose. You will be able to breathe again and of course, you will be able to look at yourself in the mirror with absolute confidence. In the end, it’s all going to be worth it.