Guide To Facial Procedures and Treatments
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Facts About Rhinoplasty
There are many different nasal deformities. The most important step in treating nasal deformities is a thorough facial analysis and correct diagnosis of the problem.
To improve the appearance and function (airway) of the nose.
Patients should have allergic rhinitis and/or hypertension under optimal control with medications.
Most patients go home after surgery and do not require a night in the hospital.
After a rhinoplasty, you will want to sleep with your head elevated above your heart for a few days to help reduce the swelling of your nose.
You will be able to walk around, feed, and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to drive or care for others.
Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.
Usually greatest around 3 days after surgery from which time it starts to subside. Some patients remain a little swollen for 3-6 months.
Risks & Complications
Bleeding, infection, prolonged swelling, need for revision, nasal airway obstruction, contour irregularities, asymmetry, numbness, complications related to anesthesia.
After the completion of facial growth which is around 15 years old.
$7,600 *This is an estimation & prices may vary.
Surgery Center or Hospital
Walking After Surgery
You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
You may shower immediately following surgery, being careful to keep your nasal dressing dry.
One week for light exercise. three weeks for regular exercise. You must avoid any nasal trauma for eight weeks.
You may be bruised for 1-2 weeks and you will have an external dressing (splint) on your nose for the first week. If you have a desk job you can return to work as soon as you are comfortable doing so. Most people take 1-2 weeks off work.
Usually subsides by 2 weeks
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