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What Can You Do for an Easier Rhinoplasty Recovery?

A nose job, also known as a rhinoplasty, allows you to alter the size, shape, and proportions of the nose. If you’re searching for nose job recovery tips, our Philadelphia area team has some recommendations to make the recovery process much easier for you. 

First, know that patients often have this surgery if they are unhappy about the appearance of their nose, to address breathing difficulties, to repair the nose after an injury, or even all of the above. As with any form of plastic surgery, there will be some downtime, so it’s wise to learn as much as you can about what happens after so that you know what to expect.

Many patients are pleasantly surprised to learn that when it comes to rhinoplasty recovery, they may look worse than they feel in the initial stages of recovery. There are also many pain management options to help you cope. Patients usually experience mild to moderate discomfort at most after a nose job.

Here are some tips to make recovery as smooth as possible:

Protect Your Nose

It’s important to keep your nose protected while you’re healing and it’s especially vulnerable to injuries. If trauma were to occur from a fall or sports injury, the damage could delay recovery or alter the results. Avoid any kind of exercise in the early stage of recovery. Contact sports should be avoided for at least four to six weeks. 

Avoid Certain Habits 

Don’t blow your nose for the first 14 days. You should also sneeze with your mouth open (but covered, of course). Avoid excessive chewing or moving your face around too much in general. To help your nose rest and heal, you should not move your upper lip too much. Brush your teeth gently and with a soft toothbrush. Don’t wear glasses on the bridge of your nose as you’re healing.

Manage Swelling 

We can give you specific advice about how to reduce swelling after your nose surgery, but in general, ice packs can be applied to the nose and eyes during the first two days of recovery. You should also keep your head elevated during the first 48 hours. 

For more nose job recovery tips, contact our team at Cross Medical Group so that we can explain more about the timeline and what you can expect. Call us at (215) 561-9100 or submit a contact form to request a consultation if you would like to discuss rhinoplasty surgery with us. 


2200 Arch Street Suite 120, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia, PA

2200 Arch Street Suite 120, Philadelphia, PA 19103
PH: 215.561.9100

775 E. Lancaster Avenue Suite 230, Villanova, PA 19085
Villanova, PA

775 E. Lancaster Avenue Suite 230, Villanova, PA 19085
PH: 610.688.9100



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