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Effective Ways to Quicken Saddle Nose Surgery Recovery Time

Non Surgical Procedures

It takes time to see the final results of your saddle nose repair. For example, some people need one year to fully heal from rhinoplasty, the procedure used to fix a saddle nose deformity. However, there are steps you can take to quicken the healing process and make sure you get the best results.

Saddle Nose Surgery Recovery Timeline

One year may seem like a long time, but the visible effects of rhinoplasty surgery subside within the first two weeks.

After one week, you can remove the splint, and there should not be any noticeable signs of surgery. However, you may have minor bruising around the eyes, which will disappear within the second week. At this point, you may go back to your regular daily activities (except for hard workouts) and go out in public.

By week six, your bones are stable, and you can resume resistance and cardiovascular workouts, blow your nose and wear glasses.

By month six, you will no longer feel the abnormal sensation and numbness in your nose.

Any residual swelling will have subsided within a year, and the refined new form of the nose should be visible.

Tips to Shorten the Timeline Period

Is there a strategy to shorten the duration of this process? Yes! It is possible to speed up the healing process after plastic surgery. Listed below are some suggestions.

Avoid Sun Exposure
Sun protection is especially crucial in the months following surgery. Sun exposure can darken scars and exacerbate swelling.

Do Not Smoke or Expose Yourself to Secondhand Smoke
Avoid smoking and being near people who are smoking before and after surgery. Tobacco products reduce blood flow, making saddle nose surgery recovery harder.

Adhere to a Nutritious Diet
How does eating vegetables help you heal from a nose job? It quickens your healing significantly. Vitamins C and A are especially important because they rebuild collagen (which holds skin tissue together) and strengthen the immune system, which helps prevent infections. Protein is also vital because it builds skin, muscle, blood and cartilage.

Keep Cool
Steamy showers, hot soup and soothing saunas seem lovely, but they are bad for your swollen nose. So, in the weeks after reshaping your nose, stay away from heat, eat cool or room temperature foods and take lukewarm showers to keep swelling down.

Follow Instructions
Above all, prioritize your plastic surgeon’s advice. When you come to Dr. Maurice Khosh for saddle nose treatment, he will instruct you on what medications to take, how to prevent infection at the surgery site and provide advice on lifestyle choices. Saddle nose repair is Dr. Maurice Khosh’s specialty.

Contact his office today to learn more about his saddle nose treatments or to schedule a consultation.

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Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
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Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
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Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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