The Lancaster General Health Experience
What to expect before, during and after a nose job
Before nose surgery, your care team will provide you with instructions on how to prepare for your surgery, including any foods, drinks and medications to avoid. We will also share after-care instructions to help hasten your recovery.
Even though rhinoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure, it requires anesthesia. This means you will need to arrange for transportation home. Your care team will give you individualized instructions on how to care for your surgical site and advise you on complications to watch for.
At home, you will need to sleep in an elevated position for a few days after surgery. Most swelling or bruising around the eyes and cheeks should subside within one to three weeks. Then you will begin to see your refreshed, brighter appearance. Although it may take a full year before you see complete results of your nose surgery, most patients feel satisfied with their new look.
Nose job surgical risks
Rhinoplasty is typically safe, but as with any surgery, there are risks for infection, bleeding, or scarring. To avoid these, follow your care team’s pre- and post-operative instructions, and contact us with any concerns you have throughout the recovery process.
Occasionally, small red spots (broken blood vessels) appear on the nose after surgery. These spots happen unpredictably and can happen in the hands of the most experienced surgeons. While minor, they are also permanent. However, a minor revision after surgery can complete the alteration. If you experience this, discuss options with your surgeon.
Is cosmetic nose surgery right for you? Contact us by calling us at 717-291-5863.