may also improve nasal breathing
when the septum is deviated or the
patient suffers from allergies or
sleep is administered by I.V., and
the patient in most cases is asleep
throughout the procedure. The operation
usually takes one to two hours.
All incisions are internal except
in rare instances when the base
or tip of the nose must be narrowed.
In all cases, the incisions are
the nose is in harmony with
the other facial features.
is minimal pain after nasal surgery
and it is usually controlled with
mild analgesics. A splint or cast
is placed on the nose for approximately
five to six days.
is given to keep swelling at a minimum
though some swelling and bruising
may occur around the eyes usually
lasting 7 to 10 days. When the splint
is removed there may be some nasal
swelling. This usually resolves
quickly so it is not obvious to
friends and acquaintances. The patient
is restricted from strenuous physical
activities for approximately three
nasal surgery, there is a possibility
of contour irregularities, or asymmetries,
which usually resolve with time.
On occasion a minor secondary procedure