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    Nose Reshaping Plastic Surgery Recovery

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    Nose reshaping surgery is an intricate procedure that takes around two hours to perform. But the results of the procedure establish over a period of time following a significant recovery process.

    The recovery is an integral part of any surgery, including nose reshaping surgery. The patient should follow the surgeon’s guidelines meticulously to attain desirable results.

    The cosmetic surgeon will inform the patient on various aspects of rhinoplasty surgery during the pre-op consultation process, including its approximate downtime and recovery. The patient should freely ask questions and express their concerns to make a well-informed choice.

    Reliable plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides nose reshaping surgery to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and other towns and cities in this outstanding region of the country.

    Planning for the Recovery

    A patient who has planned well for the post-op recovery will enjoy a more comfortable and stress-free recovery period while being able to focus on their healing. The following simple steps can help patients have a faster and safer recovery:

    • Ask a responsible person to drive them back home after the rhinoplasty.
    • Arrange for aftercare for the initial few days of the recovery period, if necessary.
    • Working professionals should prepare to take almost one week off from their work and a further two weeks with restricted physical activity.
    • The patient should keep a stock of ice packs at home which can help reduce the initial inflammation.
    • Make sure to undertake any urgent tasks at home or the workplace ahead of the surgery in order to enjoy a comfortable and relaxed recovery period.

    Post-Operative Guidelines

    The patient’s ability to follow the cosmetic surgeon’s guidelines closely during the recovery period will have a significant impact on the outcomes of the rhinoplasty. The patient can use the following tips to minimize their discomfort during the recovery phase:

    • Remain hydrated and intake sufficient amounts of fluids.
    • Apply ice packs in the initial two days post-surgery.
    • Get some rest at home during the first week after the rhinoplasty but perform gentle walks and light activities within the home to promote proper blood flow. You don’t want to be playing vigorously with your 100 pound Labrador right about now that is for sure!
    • Do not undertake vigorous activities or lift heavy weights for one month. This is not the time to repaint your home or try to build a new fence around your backyard.
    • Reach out to the surgeon in case of any unusual symptoms.

    First Week

    Common symptoms that patients may experience in the initial few days post-surgery are bruising, inflammation, headaches, and nosebleeds.

    The surgeon may prescribe pain meds for the first week to manage the discomfort. The patient should rest with their head in an upright position for the initial 24 hours and avoid blowing their nose for the initial two or three days after the surgery.

    Following Weeks

    During the follow-up appointment at the end of week one, the surgeon will assess the level of healing in the patient. They may remove sutures and nasal packing during this appointment. While the bruising will dissipate in the second week, the inflammation may remain for a more extensive period.

    A majority of patients can resume their routine or return to work after one week. However, they should avoid sports and aggressive exercises for nearly four weeks after the surgery.

    Dedicated plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for nose reshaping surgery.

    For more information on procedures and treatments offered by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Paul McCluskey and the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta, visit:

    Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead,  Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

    1AE064B9-9867-4010-8A8DBA05E8652A5BWaking up after being under anesthesia can be a confusing experience for many people, it’s not unusual for many of our patients to be experiencing the effects of anesthesia for the first time so what should you know before going in to surgery?

    You Will Probably Wake Up Feeling Thirsty

    It is very common for one of the first questions when patients wake up to be “can I have some water?” Following surgery fluids will still be being delivered to you intravenously so even if your mouth feels dry you are not dehydrated. One of the main reasons you can’t be given water immediately following surgery is the risk of it making you feel nauseated.

    You Might Feel Cold

    A side effect of anesthesia that is seen in many patients is shivering or shaking that leads many patients in their confusion to feel like they are cold, the feeling will pass and don’t worry! Your recovery nurse will ensure that you are kept at a comfortable temperature even if you can’t immediately feel it.

    You May Wake Up Feeling Pain or Nausea

    It is possible to wake up feeling pain or being nauseated and that is perfectly normal, just know that your recovery nurse will use the correct medications to control both symptoms as safely and effectively as possible.

    You Could Feel Like You Need The Restroom

    Trying to get to a bathroom immediately following surgery will likely lead to you feeling disorientated, nauseated and could lead to you injuring yourself so don’t panic! If you need the restroom your nurse will have you covered. It’s why bedpans were invented.

    Most important is to keep in mind that you are in safe hands and that your recovery nurse will be doing everything possible to make you feel comfortable so trust in what they are telling you to do or not to do!

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