Rhinoplasty Healing Time
You can return to your office or homework on the day of the week ( 7-12 days of rhinoplasty surgery), and you can start sports activities in fitness style after two weeks. However, the ideal time for heavy sports activities at a more professional level (bodybuilding style) is the 6th week and beyond.
Generally, several days after the rhinoplasty, they would be an unnoticeable patient appearance. But, rhinoplasty healing time will continue for 4-6 months after the surgery. The final results of the surgery will appear after 8-12 months, but this means it should not be perceived as recovery at the end of this period. The early period (1-4 weeks) and late period (1-12 months) change the scales of this surgery, which are different.
During the early recovery, most patients experience edema and slight bruising on the lower eyelid. After the surgery, in my practice, I remove the splint and casts on the nasal dorsum between 5 days and seven days and apply a second plastering for 4-5 days, depending on the patient’s condition.
The patient can usually remove these second tapings during the shower at his home or hotel, and then his nose remains completely open. In the next period, we move on to the massage applications we have recommended and we control the healing process (we can do these controls face-to-face or with videoconferences) 1-year follow-ups, .
Due to the fact that the early recovery process is a rapid surgery, you get an image that many who see you on 10 to 14 days of the operation will not realize that you have rhinoplasty surgery, and you can return to your work during these periods.
This is the early swelling recovery period after surgery, which is 70-80 percent of change would happen at th this period, and the remaining 20-30 percent microedema reduction process continues for 4-8 months, sometimes up to 1 year.
With the suggested massage techniques you will do in this period, it not only contributes to the reduction of edema but also helps a new nose shape to be as we want.
In other words, I would like to point out that the closed protective rhinoplasty surgery technique we have applied is a very sensitive surgical method, especially to these massage methods.