After surgery, and especially during the first 24 hours, you will face swollen, bruised, upset over the nose and headache surely, that will transfer with analgesia and anti-inflammatory ruled.
You should remain lying / a with your head elevated for the first day, except to go to the bathroom. You’ll notice that the swelling and bruising around the eyes increase to reach a maximum within 2 to 3 days. Local cold applying yourself will decrease swelling and you’ll feel better.
It is normal for the first day be a slight nosebleed. You should not blow your nose hard for a week or so, until the tissues heal. If you have nose plugs, these will be removed in 1 or 2 days, after which you’ll find much better. After a week, or at most two, you remove the splint, and leather items, if you have.
The bruising and swelling will disappear in about two weeks, minimum swelling, almost only noticeable by your surgeon, will last a few months.
Most people who undergo rhinoplasty are well in two days, being able to resume their daily activities within a week or so.
However, your plastic surgeon will give you specific instructions, some recommendations will avoid strenuous activities such as jogging, swimming, gymnastics … for 2 or 3 weeks, avoid hitting nose and sunbathe for 8 weeks, and wash your face, apply makeup carefully. You can put yourself back lenses as soon as you like, but if you wear glasses you should take certain precautions.
It will be important to note that our appearance will improve day by day. In one or two weeks, it will appear that you’ve undergone a rhinoplasty. The improvement is progressive and gradual, but may be maintained a minimum swelling, especially at the tip, for several months. Your plastic surgeon you’ll be seeing in the months after surgery to see the evolution.
You can not make a judgment about the outcome of a rhinoplasty until the lapse of several months, even a year or so. This is the time required to stabilize tissues and scars for their maturation process.