Getting a nose surgery in Miami is a great option if you want to change the shape, size, or proportion of your nose. This plastic surgery mainly repairs the deformities of an injury, to correct a defect in the nose or to improve your breathing difficulties. Since both breathing and the shape of the nose are interrelated, this plastic surgery is not only done to change the appearance of the nose, but also to improve breathing.
However, there are some changes you may see or feel after undergoing rhinoplasty. You should know the expected things that commonly occur after rhinoplasty.
Mild to moderate pain may be felt
After rhinoplasty surgery, you may feel discomfort and pain. However, discomfort can be relieved by taking some oral medications prescribed by your plastic surgeon that are sufficient to control pain, such as Tylenol with codeine (or its equivalent if you are allergic to codeine).
Also, expect the swelling from the surgery to temporarily make your nose less refined than desirable and wider. The swelling at the bridge of the nose will improve more quickly than at the tip of the nose. Generally, this should not make patients feel alarmed or concerned.
Bloody nasal discharge
After a rhinoplasty or any nasal surgery, a bloody nasal discharge is expected. Plastic surgeons place a small-gauge bandage under the nose after nose surgery to prevent a bloody runny nose.
Most patients in Miami say that nasal congestion can be bothersome after surgery. It is worse after the first week after surgery. However, once the internal nasal splints are removed, it will improve significantly. Also, residual congestion will improve for several weeks after the procedure.
After undergoing rhinoplasty in Miami, patients experience a temporary decrease or change in the way they smell or taste. It is secondary to some nervous alterations of the nose during the nose surgery procedure. These changes will improve dramatically within the first two weeks after surgery.