Nose Job Recovery and Downtime
Is There Pain?
Dr. Linville works diligently to help minimize pain and discomfort with the use of anesthetics and medications.
Most patients do not experience sharp pain after surgery, but rather a slight discomfort. It is also normal to feel “stopped up.” If the pain becomes excessive, medication can prescribe medication.
Dressing, Splints, Bandages?
How your nose is dressed may depend on the type and extent of your surgery. Dressings may be internal or external.
For nearly all procedures, you can expect to wear a splint for the first seven days after surgery. Also, expect to have internal splints during that time.
Taking Care of Yourself
During this time, you need to take extra care to allow healing. Dr. Linville will provide you with a full list of care instructions to facilitate recovery. The first week will be a crucial period. Take care of your nose well to achieve the best results and speed up recovery.
After seven days, he removes the splint. A significant reduction in swelling can be expected after two weeks. Final results are usually not wholly evident until after a year. However, as each day goes by, you’ll see yourself changing and improving.
Recovery and results are the product of teamwork between Dr. Linville, his team, and you. They conduct the surgery, but it is up to you to nurture their changes. Anticipating and being prepared to care for yourself after surgery is crucial for an excellent recovery.