Thinking about getting a nose job? You’re not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a Rhinoplasty (or nose job) is the 2nd most common plastic surgery. Approximately 217,000 people got a nose job in 2014. This particular type of surgery involves a plastic surgeon going in and making a small incision on the nose. It can be a very intimidating process if you have never had any type of surgery for cosmetic reasons. If you are in a position where you are considering getting work done on your nose you might be worried about the recovery time. Luckily, the nose job recovery process is usually quick and quite painless.
Most people who get this sort of work done say that it hurts a little bit for the first day or so, after that it becomes something that Tylenol can easily handle. When you go into the office to get the procedure done they will sedate you, so the fear of it hurting during the actual process is slim to none. After you get home you may start to notice some mild side effects, but they will not last for long. The most common problem for people who get Rhinoplasty is congestion and a slight headache for a couple days afterwards.
If you are getting a surgery on your nose for health reasons you might even notice a decrease in congestion the first day after it is done! On the other hand, if you are getting a strictly cosmetic nose job you might be a little more stuffy than usual, and have some issues with sleeping the first couple nights. Most patients say that within the first two weeks they feel better than ever before. You should consider the impact that a Rhinoplasty will have on your quality of life, but if you are worried about your nose job recovery you can rest easy. It is a relatively painless procedure and the results that it produces should leave you extremely satisfied!