After your surgery you may need to wear a nasal splint over your nose for support, your nostrils may be packed with soft packing as well to help align the nasal septum. The packing inside the nose will be removed within four to seven days after the surgery and the splint will be removed within ten days. You may experience pain, headaches, inability to breathe through the nose and facial puffiness. You may need to keep your head elevated and relatively still for the first few days after surgery and use a cold compress to reduce bruising and swelling. Most of the swelling will subside after the first two weeks and unnoticeable minor swellings will disappear within a year.
You can go back to work after a week and may resume most normal activities including exercise within three weeks. Do not blow your nose for at least seven days. You should also avoid activities that could impact the nose or allow it to become sunburned for at least eight weeks.
Like any other surgical procedure, though infrequent, complications may occur and they include Fluid retention or excessive loss of blood and fluids, infection, reaction to anesthesia medications, pigmentation changes (hypo/hyper),
Although Changes in Sense of smell, some skin numbness, and numbness of the upper front teeth are to be expected and are usually only temporary in very rare cases they may persist.
Some other potential complications specific to rhinoplasty include:
- Unsatisfactory nasal appearance that requires revisional surgery
- Poor wound healing or scarring
- Serious nasal blockage caused by swelling inside the nose
- Injury or holes to your septum
- Exposure or infection of the implant (if one is used )
Price & Cost
Price range: Depending on the non-surgical or surgical approach, and the type of nose, prices range from CA$2,500 to CA$12,000. Our surgeon can give you an exact estimate of the cost after examination & talking with you. The Consult session is free.
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