Once your rhinoplasty is complete and the sutures are in place, the rhinoplasty healing process begins. This is an important time, because the patient’s decisions and actions will determine to a significant degree how quickly they can return to their normal schedule while optimizing results.

Patients preparing for rhinoplasty healing will be prescribed pain medication before surgery to help minimize any post-operative pain or discomfort afterwards.

During the first month following surgery, your nose may seem bigger than you originally expected. This is a common occurrence due to the swelling and fluid buildup from the surgery. Rest assured, it will eventually settle.

For more details about rhinoplasty healing, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann Klausner to set up a consultation at her New York City location.