3 Ways to Properly Recover from a Nose Job

Nose jobs, or commonly known as rhinoplasties in the medical world, are great at helping to ease breathing related issues or simple cosmetic issues. During the rhinoplasty procedure, patients will be under anesthesia the entire time so they won’t feel a thing. After being placed under anesthesia, Dr. Gregory Wiener will then go into the nostrils and remove any excess tissue, bone, or skin in order to reshape the nose and give you the appearance you have always wanted. Once you are sent into recovery and sent home, however, it’s important to understand how to properly care for your nose. Read on to learn more.


Have you ever seen a movie or TV show in which a person breaks their nose and has two black eyes? Depending on the type of restructuring that needs to take place during your nose job surgery, Dr. Wiener may have to break some of the bones in your nose in order to properly reshape it. If that is the case, you will more than likely be sent home with at least one black eye. In order to properly care for both your nose and the black eye, get gentle gel ice packs that you can place both under your eyes and top of your nose to help with swelling and blood flow.

Sleep Elevated

If you are a side or stomach sleeper, it might take a while to get used to sleeping elevated on your back during surgery. However, by sleeping with your head propped up you can help to get rid of any sort of swelling and ensure that you get any drainage from your nose out.

Rest and Relaxation

Have you been in need of some R&R but just haven’t been able to escape home life or work life? Well, now is your chance to get as much rest and relaxation as possible. As one of the most crucial aspects to your recovery, rest and relaxation will help your body to heal properly and get you back to your normal self as soon as possible.

If you are considering getting a nose job or if you have an appointment scheduled, the above three tips will help to ensure that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Gregory Wiener today!

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