Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure and some level of pain and discomfort is normal after the procedure. Most patients report that the pain is manageable and subsides within a few days after the surgery. The surgeon will provide pain medication to help manage the pain during the recovery period.
The level of pain after rhinoplasty can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Additionally, swelling and bruising may occur and take several weeks to subside.
The pain is usually more intense during the first 2-3 days after the surgery, and it will gradually decrease in the following days. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities within 1-2 weeks after the surgery, although some may take longer to fully recover.
It’s important to note that the surgeon will provide detailed instructions for post-surgery care, including how to manage pain and swelling. Advisable to follow the surgeon’s instructions and avoid strenuous activities during the recovery period to avoid complications and ensure proper healing. Additionally, patients should also avoid blowing their nose, and avoid sleeping on their face to prevent any pressure on the nose.
It’s important to keep in mind that each patient’s recovery is different and some may experience more pain than others, but generally, the pain is manageable with the medication and it should not be severe.