How Soon Can I Return to Work After a Rhinoplasty?
Although many men and women would like to bring balance to their facial features by getting a rhinoplasty, they feel that there isn’t time in their busy lifestyle. Between work, social activities, and maintaining a home-life, there’s not time for much else. The good news is, rhinoplasty surgery is a relatively straightforward procedure that doesn’t require a ton of downtime.
Rhinoplasty, also known as a ‘nose job’ can provide life-changing results for the right person. The procedure is primarily done for aesthetic purposes such as changing the size and shape of your nose. But, it can also be done for medical reasons with patients who have breathing problems or a deviated septum.
Recovery from any surgery is dependent on your body’s natural healing process and the skill of your surgeon. It’s important to choose a board-certified surgeon with experience in facial surgeries to achieve an optimal outcome with the least amount of complications or downtime.
Your rhinoplasty surgery is done as an outpatient procedure meaning you’ll go home the same day. However, it’s essential to allow your body time to heal before getting back to your daily grind. The majority of swelling should start to subside within 3-days. Most patients are able to go back to work (or school) just one week after their rhinoplasty.
Ease into more strenuous activities. You’ll be able to return to social engagements within 2-3 weeks post-op with no visible signs of stitches or scarring. Strenuous activities such as sports and exercise should be put off for 3-6 weeks. Listen to your body. Trying too much, too soon can prolong the healing process and increase the potential for complications.
It can take upwards of 1-year to see the final results of your rhinoplasty surgery. However, when done by a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Stein, it’s often considered a ‘lifetime’ procedure. Dr. Stein is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 26-years of consistently outstanding surgical outcomes.
How Much will My Rhinoplasty Cost?
Your initial rhinoplasty surgery can cost you anywhere from $6,300-$7,500 based on your individual needs and cosmetic concerns. Revision surgeries require much more skill and artistry and are priced accordingly. Dr. Stein charges between $7,900 and $12,000 for revision surgeries. Dr. Stein will provide you with a detailed cost-estimate at the time of your consultation.
* Pricing is subject to change so take advantage while you can.
Ready to learn more about getting an Rhinoplasty? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.