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Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure used to improve the appearance of one’s nose. You can do that in various ways; most commonly, rhinoplasty surgery involves reshaping the size, altering the angle, and changing the tip of the nose. If you want plastic surgery done on your nose, you should consider several things before picking up and moving to Turkey for rhinoplasty recovery. After all, your health is among the most valuable things you have! This article will help you learn more about rhinoplasty recovery.

Let us discuss Rhinoplasty Recovery and what you need to know before undergoing the procedure.

Types of rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty surgery is not just for improving your nose’s looks; a nose job can be done for medical reasons, such as helping you breathe more normally and improving other aspects of your health. The nose job surgery depends on your expectations, whether you would like it to be purely cosmetic or functional, and your nose’s condition.

Read also: Nose Revision Surgery.

Here are the most common kinds of rhinoplasty procedures:

1. Removing a hump on the nose

This type of surgery is used to correct a condition known as a bulbous tip or bulbous nose. Excess cartilage in a patient’s nose causes it to look unnatural. This condition can cause many breathing difficulties and even impaired vision. Removing this excess tissue will make your nose appear more natural and make breathing through your nostrils easier.

2. Straightening the bridge

In this procedure, surgeons will straighten out any bumps or irregularities in your bridge by shaving off any excess skin and cartilage from around the area where these bumps are located so that they no longer protrude outwards from your face. In addition, it looks more natural since it now matches up with other parts of your face, like cheekbones, chin, and forehead.

3. Reshaping the nose’s tip

That includes reducing the size of the nostrils and narrowing the nasal bridge by removing excess cartilage from above your eyes. This procedure is often performed on patients who wither noses than they would like or those who have broken their noses at some point (if it happened before puberty). The surgery usually takes two and three hours and is performed under general anesthesia (you will sleep through most of it). Rhinoplasty recovery time lasts only one week, with minimal pain afterward.

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4. Increasing or decreasing the size of the nostrils

This type of rhinoplasty surgery aims to increase or decrease the size of your nostrils. That can be done using implants or removing excess cartilage from your nostrils. For example, if you have large nostrils and would like them to be smaller, cartilage will be removed from within your nostrils and placed in another area to create a smaller opening. If you have small nostrils and would like them to be larger, an implant will be placed inside each nostril to make them wider.

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5. Correcting the nose after an injury

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In some cases, correcting the shape of your nose after an injury is possible. This is because thesis because the nose comprises soft tissue and cartilage, which may not be broken but can still be damaged.

For example, if you have a crooked nose following an accident or injury, it may be possible to repair it using a nose job surgery. That may involve reshaping the cartilage or bone in your nose and fixing any damage caused by the original injury. 

If you are considering having corrective surgery on your nose due to an injury, speak with your surgeon about whether it is possible to correct the shape of your nose, what kind of results you can expect, and how long corrective nose surgery recovery takes.

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6. Correcting broken nose

A broken nose may require a different type of nose job surgery than one surgically changed by nature or accident. However, the surgeon can repair broken noses with surgery to restore normal function and appearance. A broken nose can also be corrected when you have suffered from previous trauma from an injury or accident.

7. Opening breathing passages

You may experience difficulty breathing through your nose if you have a deviated septum. That is because an open septum has shifted and moved away from its original position in the center of your face. That can cause several problems, such as sinus infections and chronic congestion of the nasal passages. Rhinoplasty can help correct this problem by realigning your nasal bones and repositioning them back into their natural position to no longer block any part of your nasal passageways.

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8. Making the Nose Smaller

This type of rhinoplasty is used when someone has a very large or wide nose that makes them look older than they really are or doesn’t match their face structure well enough. The process involves making small incisions inside each nostril area to remove excess cartilage from beneath the skin and reshape it into the desired shape before closing up those incisions again with stitches so no scars will remain after surgery.

Read More: Nose job in Turkey explained. 

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Risks Associated with nose job surgery.

Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world today. It can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The most common rhinoplasty risks associated with nose job surgery include the following:

1. Nosebleeds

Risks Associated with Rhinoplasty

Nosebleeds are typically caused by trauma to the area during surgery or from bumping into something hard after surgery. Bleeding can also occur due to poor blood circulation in patients who smoke heavily before and after surgery. You can reduce these rhinoplasty risks by avoiding smoking for at least one month before and after surgery takes time for scar tissue to heal properly.

HayatMed Clinic for Cosmetic Surgeries, located in Istanbul/Turkey, is highly experienced in performing plastic surgery with satisfactory results and affordable cost, according to patients’ evaluations.

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2. Permanent nerve damage

The tip of your nose contains nerves that help you feel your way around while eating, drinking, kissing, and smelling. Unfortunately, when you undergo nose job surgery, there is a chance that these nerves can get damaged, resulting in permanent numbness to your upper lip or face.

3. Need for a second or third operation

If you plan to undergo the cheapest rhinoplasty in Turkey, choose an experienced surgeon who has often done this operation. If not done properly, it can lead to problems like breathing or bleeding inside the nose, which may require an additional procedure to fix them up again.

4. Scarring at the base of the nose

The incisions made during nose job surgery may leave scars on both sides of your nose, and these scars usually fade over time but may not disappear entirely. Scarring at the base of your nose can make it difficult to breathe through your nose and lead to infections in this area.

5. Bursting of small blood vessels on the skin’s surface

After surgery, bleeding beneath the skin often occurs when blood vessels burst under pressure from swelling or bruising caused by an injury or trauma while healing from surgery or an accident. That can happen during or after surgery and causes redness on your face for several weeks following your procedure. It can be uncomfortable and irritating but disappear within a few months after surgery.

6. Swelling

Swelling is the most common rhinoplasty complication and can last up to 2 weeks after surgery. Your doctor will provide you with an ice pack to reduce swelling and may prescribe a nasal steroid spray to help reduce inflammation. In addition, your doctor may prescribe oral pain medication for the first few days following surgery.

7. Infection

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Infection of the surgical site is rare but possible after rhinoplasty. Therefore, keeping all sutures clean during the healing process and carefully following your doctor’s postoperative instructions is essential. Contact your surgeon or HayatMed Clinic staff immediately if you notice any redness or swelling around your incision areas.

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8. Numbness

Numbness can occur with excessive bleeding during surgery, and numbness may last for an extended period and may even be permanent. However, if numbness is present after surgery, it usually disappears within a few months.

Tips To Speed Up Your Rhinoplasty Recovery Time

Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure with high patient satisfaction. However, there are many things you need to know before and after the surgery to make your rhinoplasty recovery time more manageable. The following tips will help you recover faster:

1. Listen to your doctor.

Before undergoing rhinoplasty surgery, you must consult your doctor about the recovery process. They will advise you on how long you should wait before returning to work or exercise and what activity is safe during your rhinoplasty recovery. They also may recommend wearing a nose splint to protect the nose from injury.

2. Listen to your body

You must listen closely to your body during your rhinoplasty recovery period. If there are any signs of infection, such as redness around the incision site or the kind of pain that does not go away after taking pain medication, contact your doctor immediately so they can prescribe further treatment if needed (for example, antibiotics). In addition, check with your surgeon immediately if you experience swelling in other parts of your body (such as the face). That could indicate an allergic reaction to anesthesia or postoperative medications such as narcotics (painkillers).

HayatMed Clinic for Cosmetic Surgeries, located in Istanbul/Turkey, is highly experienced in performing plastic surgery with satisfactory results and affordable cost, according to patients’ evaluations.

3. Keep your head elevated

The first few days after surgery, keep your head elevated as much as possible when lying down (on pillows). That helps prevent swelling and fluid buildup in the nose, which can cause pain and discomfort.

4. Use Cold Compresses

during your rhinoplasty recovery, apply an ice pack or cold compress to your face several times daily while the swelling is still present (usually the first week after surgery). The cold helps reduce swelling and bruising by constricting blood vessels in the skin and tissue underneath it. It also relieves pain by numbing nerve endings in tissues around the area treated with ice packs or cold compresses.

5. Get plenty of rest

You may be tired during the rhinoplasty recovery period, but getting plenty of rest is essential; this will help you recover faster and get back on track with your daily routine. If you have to go out, make sure that you wear a hat and sunglasses to prevent UV rays from damaging the newly operated nose area.

6. Maintain a healthy diet

After the surgery, you might experience bleeding in your throat or nose. That can be controlled by eating a healthy diet rich in iron-rich foods like spinach, broccoli, beans, lentils, etc. You can also take iron supplements to absorb iron in your body better.

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rhinoplasty recovery timeline

Surgery Time

2-3 hours

Time Off Work

1 week

Hospital Stay

1 Day

Sexual Activity

Restricted activity after 2 weeks

Full Recovery

6 - 8 Weeks

Sleeping Position

Sleeping on back recommended for 2 weeks

Reasonably Mobile

24 hours


Shower fully after 1 day keeping area completely dry

Exercise Including Gym

30-40 days

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7. Stay Cool

During the first few days of your rhinoplasty recovery period, you may feel you have a cold or the flu. That is normal because of all the swelling in the nose during this time. Keep your head above the heart level for at least two weeks after surgery to prevent unnecessary complications from this swelling. In addition, it would be best to avoid hot showers or baths simultaneously because the heat will increase blood flow to the area and cause more swelling.

8. Don’t Blow Your Nose.

During your first week after surgery, do not blow your nose too hard or too often because it can cause bleeding inside the nasal cavity and dislodge any sutures that may be present inside your nose at this point.”

Read more: 9 Tips For Quick Septoplasty Recovery.

Tips to Manage the Swelling

Swelling during rhinoplasty recovery is a common side effect. The swelling will gradually subside over the coming weeks and months, but there are ways you can help manage it. So let’s have a look.

1. Elevate Your Legs

Ice your swollen areas for 15 minutes, three or four times daily. Place an ice pack on a folded towel or cloth on the swollen area. The cold will help reduce inflammation and help reduce swelling.

2. Apply Ice to Swollen Areas

Apply ice packs directly to the swollen area if you have mild swelling. That will reduce inflammation and bring down the swelling more quickly than if you were to do nothing, but it may not be enough to reduce your swellings.

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3. Take Pain Medication as Recommended

Swelling and pain are normal after rhinoplasty surgery. Your surgeon may prescribe pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications to manage your discomfort. Take these medications as prescribed and avoid becoming dependent on them. Contact the medical team or any HayatMed Clinic Staff immediately if you need more medication than prescribed.

4. Wear Compression Bandages

Compression bandages are used after rhinoplasty surgery to help reduce bleeding, bruising, and swelling by applying pressure evenly across the face and head. You should wear compression bandages 24 hours a day for up to two weeks post-surgery, except when showering or bathing, until your doctor tells you otherwise.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

You can go back to work after a week Form your procedure. That is at a time in your recovery when you have fewer signs of surgery, and your nose and face aren’t so fragile.
Ideally, it would be best if you aimed to go back to work after seven to ten days following your procedure.

General anesthesia is usually performed in rhinoplasty surgery, whether a sample type or a complicated one. So, you’ll sleep through the procedure. You will stay in the hospital for one night after the operation to avoid any side effects caused by general anesthesia.

Most of the side effects of rhinoplasty will fade after the operation in two to four weeks. As we said previously, you can return to work one week after the operation by covering the remaining redness with some make-up if you need to.

The answer is NO.

When you make a reservation with HayatMed Clinic, we will send a signed contract containing all the previously agreed-upon details. You will not pay any additional costs.

It’s YES for most cases, and you can have second rhinoplasty surgery. The patient can repeat the operation many times.

In most cases, the operation is done under general anesthesia or, in rare cases, local anesthesia with sedation. The process takes about two hours, and you do not need an escort to come with you to Turkey.

Our driver will pick you up at the hotel immediately after the operation. Ensure adequate rest after the operation and lie down as much as possible.

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Binsy George
Binsy George

Binsy brings over 13 years of expertise to the HayatMed Clinic Blog. With a passion for healthcare communication, she has crafted insightful articles that demystify complex medical topics, empowering readers to make informed decisions about their well-being.
Her wealth of experience ensures that each blog post is a reliable source of knowledge, fostering a deeper understanding of health and medical advancements.

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