With today’s techniques, the postoperative side effects experienced after rhinoplasty, such as swelling and bruising, have been minimized. Following the physician’s advices, such as nutrition, applying cold compress with ice, lying in an appropriate position, and using the medicines completely, is one of the factors that contribute to the healing process. The shortest recovery time for rhinoplasty is 7 days. A resting period of 10-14 days on average is recommended to the patient. If patients pay attention to the rules and precautions to be followed after the operation, they can easily be adapted to their social and business lives. On the other hand, patients’ desire of returning to the social life increases as the nasal structure heals up more rapidly. After a successful aesthetic operation, patients can be observed to become happier and more confident individuals in their social lives.
It is necessary to wait for at least 6 months to see the exact shape of the nose after rhinoplasty. In this period, the nose should be protected from external mechanical impacts and should not be exposed to sunlight. The patient should also avoid hot environments such as baths and saunas.
Those who wear glasses are advised to wear lenses during this period, for allowing the nose to take its final shape, in accordance with the preoperative plan. For patients, it is also important not to skip follow-up controls throughout the healing process.