Immediately after the rhinoplasty, a special splint is applied to the nose and gauze is applied inside the nose, which is removed in about 2 days. Any bruising and swelling around the eyes are a common condition which subsides in the following days. The use of cold patches helps to reduce swelling and ecchymosis.
The pain is usually bearable in the nose area and the patient may experience a headache. In both cases the pain is relieved with painkillers, but the use of aspirin is not permitted.
The external splint is removed 7-8 days after surgery and care is needed in the following weeks to avoid injury to the nose.
Ten days to two weeks after the operation the nose appears completely normal and any bruising that has occurred has subsided and the patient can return to daily activities and work. The final result is seen up to six months after the procedure.