You will not feel any pain once you come out of the surgery. If you do experience a slight burning sensation, it will disappear within 2 to 3 hours. After the surgery, you should only drink fluids for about 2 to 3 hours. After your blood pressure is measured, you can start to walk and start to eat normally. You will need to stay in the hospital overnight following the surgery.
On the first day there is usually no bruising or swelling in the operated area. Swelling and bruising can begin within 10 to 16 hours of the surgery. To minimise its effect, we recommend the regular use of ice compression as a simple and effective solution.
After evaluating your general health condition and your nose you will be discharged the day following the surgery. Your nasal packing will usually be taken out by your doctor on the second day.
If osteotomy has been performed, there is a splint (usually "plaster") used on the nose for up to 1 week after the surgery. The Splint application is needed to support and fix the reshaped bones in their new positions.
If osteotomy was not applied and the nose was shaped through shaving, the splint is used for a few days to prevent swelling. Once the splint is removed approximately a week after surgery, the positive changes will be observable immediately. However, due to surgery-related swelling, the nose will not be in its final form. Most of the swelling, called edema, will disappear within the first month and will no longer be noticeable. Of course, as with all other surgical procedures, it will take 6 months to 1 year for all the swelling to subside. This does not mean that the nose will appear unattractive and swollen all the time; as time goes by, the small details will become more fine-tuned and the shape will become better with every passing day.