RECOVERING AFTER SURGERY
Once back home after surgery, it’s important to remain as comfortable as possible and avoid all strenuous activities for several weeks. During the first few days after surgery, you will need to keep your head elevated and remain relatively still. After the first week, the bandaging and splint will be removed, and puffiness, bruising and swelling around the nose and eyes will slowly recede. Patients will need to spend at least a week at home before they can return to work.
A cold compress can be an invaluable aid in minimising pain and swelling, so it’s a good idea to have an ice compress ready at home before having the surgery. Pain medicine may also be prescribed. Within a couple of weeks, the majority of the swelling and bruising should have diminished. Breathing may also be slightly difficult for a week or two until all of the swelling has subsided.
Post operative LED Light Therapy is strongly recommended to decrease your downtime and speed healing immediately after your surgery. The treatment is convenient and can be combined with your post operative visits. Lasting only 13 minutes and completely painless, LED Light Therapy is clinically proven to dramatically reduce the swelling and bruising that can occur after your surgery. Please speak to Dr Laniewski or one of his consultants to book in your treatment.
The results of rhinoplasty are permanent, although injury, general ageing or other factors can impact the nose’s appearance. It’s also worth noting that rhinoplasty should only be performed on a fully developed adult nose. Otherwise, continued development might significantly alter the nose structure and shape.
Perfect symmetry of facial features is an artificial imposition, but creating a nose that highlights facial balance and harmony is a beautiful and living work of art. This is something that Dr Laniewski excels at.