After the surgery, the patient feels sleepy, and sleepiness goes away that evening and overnight. He or she can also feel nauseous especially if they get up and start to move too fast. Six to eight hours after the surgery the nausea goes away. After the surgery, taking pain killers is usually not necessary. The patient receives antibiotics during the surgery via infusion and then for three to five more days based on the doctor’s judgment. Infection after cosmetic surgery occurs very rarely. In case of redness, swelling, or fever an immediate check-up is necessary.
After the procedure, bruises appear under the eyes which last for seven to ten days. After seven days, stitches and immobilisation are removed. That is also when the patient can go back to work. The pain after nose surgery is usually moderate and lasts for one to two days. After removing the tampons, washing the nose with a spray with saline a few times a day is recommended. After open rhinoplasty, the nasal tip is a little less sensitive. The swelling of the nasal tip persists for a few months, rarely even for a year.