Some swelling/puffiness will be noticed/felt particularly during the first 24-48 hours, you may feel achy and have a dull headache which can be treated effectively with oral pain medications. A splint, bandages, and/or gauze are applied immediately following surgery to aid in the healing process and to minimize movement of the nose. Dont be alarmed but you may have some bruising around your eyes that could increase after surgery and reaching its peak after about 3 days. Most swelling and bruising should dimish within two weeks. It is not advised to blow your nose for at least a week or so following surgery to allow the tissues to heal. While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the post-op instructions.
Reasons for Considering Nose Surgery:
-Bring a better proportion to the nose and facial features.
-Reduce the size of the nose that is too large or too wide.
-Correct an overly arched or “Roman” nose.
-Re-form a crooked or elongated nose tip.
-Treat nasal deformities caused at birth.
-Re-shape a previously broken nose
-To relieve breathing problems
A vast majority of patients who seek out rhinoplasty feel as though their nose is too large and out of proportion with the rest of their face. A surgeon is required to reduce the cartilage and bone followed by reshaping the cartilage and bone to produce the desired result. Rhinoplasty surgery is a true art form for a plastic surgeon. It requires actual sculpting of the underlying cartilage and bone. This procedure requires years of experience to reach a maximum confidence level for the plastic surgeon. Just think of an attractive woman with a malshaped nose- there is no room for error. Given Dr. Andochick’s background in dentistry and craniofacial surgery, he is comfortable with challenging, asymmetric, and malshaped noses as well as performing secondary rhinoplasties on patients who have had a rhinoplasty and are not happy with the results.