Day 1: After the surgery, you will be discharged in the evening. It is important that someone is there to drive you and take care at least for first 24 hours.
Swelling & Bruising will be there after surgery around the nose and eye regions and your nose might feel heavy because of that. It might increase for initial 2-3 days but subsides over one week. It is recommended that you put 2-3 pillows under your head and do cold compressions around your nose and eye area.
Pain is not observed in most patients. Usually discomfort is observed which resolves in few days.
Work resumption: It takes weeks before swelling goes down substantially but you can resume desk job or participate in social activities after 2 weeks. Heavy activities like Jogging, gym, swimming should be avoided for 4 weeks. Sun exposure, nose rubbing or trauma should be avoided for at least 8 weeks after Rhinoplasty.
Dressings: There might be soakage of the nose pack even after you go home and a red tinged fluid might come out from nostrils. You will be provided with an extra pack to change. Nasal pack/gauze put after rhinoplasty will make it difficult to breathe from nose and breathing is then through mouth. It is removed from both nostril after two days. You will be asked to do steam inhalation also. This will help in improving breathing. You should not scrape off any discharge/thick mucus.
Stitches:Stitches and Splints are both removed on Day 7th after rhinoplasty.