Is Rhinoplasty Recovery Painful?
Most patients report that rhinoplasty turned out to be less painful than they imagined. The tip of the nose tends to be more numb after surgery, while the bridge is an area where patients tend to experience more soreness. Dr. Afrooz has extensive experience with pain control, and he can tailor your aftercare plan to your comfort levels, providing the appropriate prescription pain medications. Some patients will be comfortable using only extra-strength Tylenol. Just be sure to avoid aspirin.
Will I Have Scars After Rhinoplasty?
With closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made within the nostrils, where scars are undetectable. With open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made at the base of the nose across the columella. Scarring in this area is typically unnoticeable except to the patient and Dr. Afrooz.
Will The Nose Grow After Rhinoplasty?
No, the nose will not grow. It may appear bigger for the first week or two, however, due to swelling. As a person ages, the nose tends to droop. This may occur due to gravity or an overactive depressor muscle. Rhinoplasty helps patients to avoid this, as internal nasal scarring keeps the area from sinking.
How Can I Prevent A Dry Nose After Rhinoplasty?
After nose surgery, production in the nasal mucus glands may slow down. This leads to dryness, which, while not medically compromising, can be uncomfortable. Dr. Afrooz will provide suggestions for nasal moisturizers with salt water as their primary ingredient. These products can be sprayed in the nose to soften internal crusting and accelerate healing. Ointments can also be used to ease the nuisance of a dry nose.