Asian rhinoplasty aims to achieve an aesthetically pleasing nose without compromising the traits of Asian heritage.
Any patient undergoing rhinoplasty should plan for 2 to 3 weeks off of work, school, and/or social activities. You can expect up to two weeks of swelling, bruising, and discomfort. If you have a splint or stitches, they will be removed one week after surgery.
During recovery, your nose will feel congested, but you won’t be able to blow your nose. You will need to avoid getting the surgical dressings wet, and you will need to keep your head elevated as much as possible, even during sleep. Swelling may make your nose appear larger than it actually is for an extended amount of time.
It will subside more and more each day, but the total time for swelling may last up to a year. It is very important to follow the aftercare instructions that Dr. Hessler will give you during your consultation.