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Rhinoplasty Recovery

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is a Harvard-trained facial plastic surgeon who possesses unparalleled expertise in aesthetic and reconstructive nose surgery. He is an internationally recognized facial plastic surgery expert, and as such, many celebrities, CEOs and other prominent individuals have visited the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to have their rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Azizzadeh. In addition, Dr. Azizzadeh has written several bestselling books, such as "Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty" and "Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets." He also has been recognized as a "Top Doctor" by US News and World Report and has been featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and other critically acclaimed TV shows.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Process

Rhinoplasty recovery may seem like a time-consuming and difficult process at first, but Dr. Azizzadeh will help patients eliminate the guesswork associated with the nose job recovery process.

While everyone heals differently, in most cases, rhinoplasty recovery may be easier than expected. Dr. Azizzadeh and his dedicated staff will provide support throughout each stage of a patient's nose job recovery, ensuring the patient is able to achieve his or her desired rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty results.

In many instances, initial nose surgery recovery requires about seven to 10 days. After this time frame, an individual should be able to return to work or school. Within three to four weeks of rhinoplasty surgery, an individual will be ready to attend special social events, such as a going to college, attending a wedding wedding or high school reunion, etc.

Nose Job Recovery Day-to-Day

The first day of rhinoplasty recovery may prove to be the most challenging. Dr. Azizzadeh will prescribe medication to help a rhinoplasty patient manage his or her pain, and the patient should apply a cold compress to the nose hourly when awake for the first three days after surgery. Following the initial 72 hours after rhinoplasty, pain should significantly subside.

The most common nose surgery recovery symptoms that patients report include:

  • Dull aching
  • Congestion
  • Headaches
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

Furthermore, nose bandages or a nose cast can be removed one week after surgery. At this point, a patient may feel ready to return to his or her everyday activities.

Although a patient can resume normal activities after seven days, it is important to note that he or she will need to limit physical activity for up to four to six weeks after rhinoplasty. Dr. Azizzadeh recommends no heavy exercise or yoga for three weeks after surgery, and no heavy lifting for up to four weeks. You must receive clearance from Dr. Azizzadeh to return to your regular workout routine.

Bruising and Swelling After Rhinoplasty Surgery

Bruising and swelling will occur during rhinoplasty recovery, but the amount of bruising and swelling will vary depending on an individual and the work performed on his or her nose.

Usually, bruising subsides within seven days after rhinoplasty. Dr. Azizzadeh recommends Arnica Forte supplements, which may help an individual control bruising. Arnica Forte can be purchased at the CENTER during your pre-op visit or is available at most pharmacies and does not require a prescription.

Swelling commonly lasts three to four weeks following rhinoplasty. The majority of the swelling will subside within about six weeks of rhinoplasty. At this time, an individual may begin to see the results of his or her rhinoplasty. A patient then will see full results roughly two years after rhinoplasty is completed.

Patience is a virtue, and Dr. Azizzadeh recommends rhinoplasty patients try to remain calm throughout their nose surgery recovery. He will explain the recovery process to a patient and ensure an individual's concerns and questions are answered before surgery. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh will review a patient's nose as part of a consultation, which will enable him to provide an individual with a more precise recovery period estimate.

Before & Afters

Dr. Azizzadeh’s expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery has made him one of the most sought after physicians in the world. Click the button below to view his results.

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Tips to Improve Your Rhinoplasty Recovery

Dr. Azizzadeh recommends each patient follow all nose surgery recovery instructions closely. By doing so, an individual can boost his or her chances of streamlining the nose surgery recovery process.

  1. Follow all of Dr. Azizzadeh's pre-rhinoplasty instructions very carefully. We will provide you with Rhinoplasty Guidelines at your pre-op appointment.
  2. Fill any prescriptions and buy any recovery supplies you need prior to your surgery. We will give you your prescriptions and recommend other recovery supplies at your pre-op appointment.
  3. Follow all of Dr. Azizzadeh's post-rhinoplasty instructions completely and carefully. We will provide you with Rhinoplasty Guidelines at your pre-op appointment.
  4. Have a friend or family member stay with you for the first 24 hours following surgery. Some patients opt to stay at an after care facility.
  5. Make it to all follow-up appointments with Dr. Azizzadeh. Even if you think you feel fine, it is still very important to see Dr. Azizzadeh for all follow-up appointments so he can examine you and make sure everything is healing properly.
  6. Be very open and honest with Dr. Azizzadeh about how you are feeling. If something does not feel right, do not hesitate to contact our office.
  7. Be patient during the recovery process. We know it can be frustrating while you are waiting for the bruising and swelling to go down, but it will! And once it does, you will know it was worth the wait.

Schedule a Rhinoplasty Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh Today

Want to learn more about rhinoplasty, the benefits of nose surgery and the rhinoplasty recovery process? Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery. Skype consultations are available for out-of-town patients.

Learn More About Rhinoplasty with Dr. Azizzadeh

If you have been considering a rhinoplasty, contact the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh. We offer phone and Skype consultations for out-of-town patients.

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