As the central focal point of the face, the nose plays a critical role in your overall facial appearance. An oversized, crooked or off-centered nose can throw off the harmony of the facial features, not to mention impact your self-image. If a cosmetic nasal flaw prevents you from looking and feeling your best, rhinoplasty may be the solution. By reshaping and resizing the nose, a nose job can dramatically enhance your appearance. In some cases, nose surgery can also improve breathing and other structural problems.
What can I expect during recovery?
Dr. Poulos will play an active role in your recovery from nose surgery. She and her professional Northborough medical team will meet with you regularly to ensure your nose and face are healing as quickly and safely as possible. The initial recovery period for rhinoplasty usually takes one to two weeks. During this period, you will need to rest as much as possible, with your head elevated at all times. Bruising and swelling on and around the nose are normal and should subside over time.
While some of the results of rhinoplasty become visible as soon as the initial swelling resolves, the final aesthetic benefits of the procedure can take up to a year to become visible.