Recovery from Rhinoplasty Surgery

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Recovering from Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery

  • Rhinoplasty, or nose job, is done on an outpatient basis.
  • Patients are allowed light activity immediately and are encouraged to be up and about on the day of surgery.
  • Prescription pain medicine may be required for about 24-48 hours. Patient may only require OTC pain medicine.
  • Bruising and mild swelling last about 7 to 10 days.
  • Activity is restricted for 2 weeks with additional avoidance of contact sports for one month.
  • A splint over the bridge of the nose and any sutures near the nostril opening are removed one week after surgery.
  • Most patients are able to return to their occupational and social activities immediately following splint or cast removal.
  • The overall result of rhinoplasty is immediately apparent and most patients can go out in public on the same day the splint is removed.
  • Recovery from rhinoplasty or nose job surgery take, at least, one full year.

How to improve recovery from rhinoplasty

  • Follow the postop rhinoplasty instructions carefully
  • Be sure to keep your follow up appointments
  • Discuss any concerns with your rhinoplasty surgeon
  • Light activity is encouraged. Being up and about will improve swelling
  • Sleep with your head elevated for the first 2-4 weeks after rhinoplasty
  • Dr. Harmych uses homeopathic supplements and vitamins to speed up recovery

Improving Recovery of Rhinoplasty Incisions

  • For the first week be sure to care for the incisions as instructed by Dr. Harmych
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and use sunscreen
  • Adhere to the activity restrictions
  • Scar treatments, such as silicone sheets, are generally not required


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Where should I go for Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery in northeast Ohio?

Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery is located in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Pepper Pike near Beachwood, Ohio. Schedule a consultation at our Beachwood location and see if Rhinoplasty Surgery is a good option for you.

Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery
29225 Chagrin Blvd. #285
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

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Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Harmych, M.D. is the best rhinoplasty, neck lift, facelift, mini faceliftdeep plane faceliftearlobe repair surgeon in Cleveland, Ohio. He is one of the few double board-certified facial plastic surgeons in Ohio and focuses exclusively on facial plastic surgery, such as rhinoplasty, nose reshaping and revision rhinoplasty.