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7 June 2016
When can I expect to see the full results of the procedure?
When can I expect to see the full results of the procedure?

While every patient is different, you can typically see the final results approximately 6-12 months after completion of the procedure.

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26 September 2016
It’s been 6 months since I had rhinoplasty. But the tip of my nose is sharp on one side and it is sunken on the other side. Is it because of the swelling? Is it possible that the cartilage is broken? Thanks for your response in advance.
The tip of my nose is sharp on one side and it is sunken on the other side.?

At least one year is required in order for the result of rhinoplasty to be determined. The problem that you have mentioned can be because of the swelling and it will disappear over time. Keep in mind that the swelling after the surgery may not be symmetrical on both sides, even if both sides are symmetrical during the surgery. Considering these issues, it is better to be examined in person by your doctor to be ensured that there are not any problems.

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16 April 2018
dear doctor, about 8 months ago I had a nose job and two weeks later, I was forced to travel lonely. Through this travel, I had to run, do so much activities, and lift heavy loads. Unfortunately, my nose was stricken several times since the first week after the rhinoplasty and I had an accident. Regarding that cartilage graft isn’t done for my case, I want to know is it possible that it get droopier. I exercise four hours a day and sometimes feel a mild pain in my nose after intense activities. Does the exercise deform it? If yes, I’ll stop exercising. Can I tape again to prevent its droopiness? Because since the first day after the surgery I feel that the tip of my nose is loosening and coming downward. Thank you.
8 months pass from my rhinoplasty and now, I exercise four hours a day. May it lead to a droopy nose?

all the recommendations about not doing exercise after the operation are for the sake of fast subsidence of swelling. It’s better to avoid doing intense exercise up to six months. However, if you think that it hurts your nose even after 8 months, it’s best not to do it.

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29 September 2016
After surgery, would there be a problem if the head turns on the pillow during sleep?
After surgery, would there be a problem if the head turns on the pillow during sleep?

After surgery, during the recovery period, you should be careful that your nose does not touch anything; both during sleep and when awake. The best sleeping position during this period is to lie on the back and to use high pillows, so the blood accumulation in the head is minimized and there will be less swelling.

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30 September 2016
My nephew is 27 years old and he’s had rhinoplasty 2 days ago. The skin around his eyes is puffy and black. What kind of home remedy can we use to help his black and puffy eyes heal? Thanks for your response.
My nephew has had rhinoplasty 2 days ago. The skin around his eyes is puffy and black.

The swelling and bruising of the eyes is considered a natural part of the recovery process. To reduce the swelling, use ice packs (ice compress) on the bruised and swollen parts for 48 hours after the surgery. In order to have less swelling, keep your head elevated and use high pillows during sleep. Avoid smoking. Herbal supplements like bromelain, which is found in pineapples, can be also helpful. Avoid contact with the sun, or use sunblock creams and caps. Taping the nose can also significantly subside the swelling.   For more information, I recommend reading the following article: How to treat the post nose surgery swelling and bruising?    

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4 June 2016
How Soon After Rhinoplasty is It Safe to Fly Home?
How Soon After Rhinoplasty is It Safe to Fly Home?

How soon after rhinoplasty a patient can fly will depend on a variety of factors including what was done during surgery, was there simultaneous septal, sinus or other internal nasal surgery, and the duration of surgery. In most cases, patients can fly 7-10 days following rhinoplasty surgery.

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16 July 2018
It’s three months that I’ve operated my nose. It was hit one month ago and the right side is swollen. I visited my doctor and he said that I should press it 10 minutes during the day to subside but it got worse. Do you have any idea? Thank you for your guidance.
It’s three months that I’ve operated my nose. It was hit one month ago?

please consult with your own doctor about this issue and act as his prescription.

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9 July 2016
When can I take a shower?
When can I take a shower?

The nasal cast should be dry the first week after the surgery. So you should not shower until your nasal cast is removed. You can wash your hair in the sink anytime after the surgery.

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5 July 2016
When will I look normal?
When will I look normal?

From experience, most patients look normal approximately two weeks after the surgery. You may feel that your nose is still swelled and the final result is not determined yet. However, in two weeks after the surgery, you will notice that you are making a good recovery.

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4 July 2016
Are there any special instructions for daily activities?
Are there any special instructions for daily activities?

Sleep on a bed with an elevated headrest or have two or three pillows under your head. Sneeze with open mouth and avoid blowing your nose for at least a week. Nasal obstruction, facial heaviness, headache, and interrupted sleep, are all very common signs after the surgery, and will diminish as your recovery begins. Avoid strictly any activities that you have to bend, pull or use extra force. If you have a kid, sit kneeling and let them climb you.

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