Are You Ready to Have the Nose You Want? Primary rhinoplasty is one of the most popular procedures in the country. It is a first-time “nose job,” performed to reshape or resize the nose to achieve a more attractive facial balance. “Primary” refers to the fact that the patient has never had nose surgery before. Rhinoplasty is a delicate and precise procedure that can dramatically enhance facial appearance.
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The initial recovery phase after primary rhinoplasty takes one to two weeks. You can expect swelling and bruising, which should subside in a few weeks. You will need to take time off work and have someone to help you at home. After surgery, you may have a splint and/or packing inside your nose and bandages on the outside to protect and support the nasal structures as they heal. Your doctor will prescribe medications to aid healing, manage your discomfort, and reduce the risk of infection. You will be given specific instructions, including how to care for the surgical site.