What Happens During a Rhinoplasty
There are two techniques Dr. Gonyon uses to perform rhinoplasties: open and closed. If he chooses a closed procedure, you can expect him to make an incision inside of your nose. In the event he believes an open rhinoplasty is the better option, he’ll make an incision in the columella, which is the strip of tissue that separates your nostrils. No matter which technique he uses, rest assured the incision will be concealed well.
How Rhinoplasty Recovery Works
You’ll need to wear a nasal sprint after your rhinoplasty to give your nose proper support. While you may notice a stuffy nose, it’s unlikely that you’ll experience any issues with mouth breathing. Note that you will probably face swelling, bruising, and a “back eye” look that is normal and will subside on its own. A nasal spray will ensure cleanliness and moisture in your nose. In addition, Dr. Gonyon will prescribe pain medication to relieve any pain or discomfort you may experience. In about a week to 10 days, you’ll be able to resume work and your daily responsibilities. You’ll need to wait a bit longer before engaging in heavy lifting or extensive physical activity.