You will experience bruising and swelling of your nose and face following your procedure. Nasal packing helps prevent bleeding, and splints support your healing nasal structures. You will return the day following your surgery for the nasal packing to be removed. You should rest for several days with your head elevated to minimize excess swelling.
You will have personal visits with Dr. Baker every two to three days for the first two weeks to have a nasal cleaning. You should avoid strenuous physical activities for four weeks following your procedure. While major swelling begins to subside after three to six weeks, your nose may still be tender. Follow-up care is provided monthly for a year following your surgery.
Scarring will vary depending on the technique used for your procedure and your body’s natural healing process. Patients who use a closed technique will find that no visible scarring develops.
The exact cost of nose surgery depends on a number of variables. Facility and anesthesia fees, the number of follow-up visits, and geographic location all impact cost. Dr. Baker will provide you with a custom estimate during your consultation.
There may be some postoperative pain, but many patients say it resolves within several days following their procedure. All pain is controlled using surgeon-prescribed oral medication.