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We will do everything in our power to help you feel informed and relaxed on the day of your rhinoplasty procedure in Bellevue. After you arrive, you will meet with Dr. Min and with your anesthesiologist. Once any questions you have are answered, you will be given medication to help you relax.
You will be brought into the surgical suite, where you will be prepped for surgery and given a general anesthetic. Surgery usually takes 2-3 hours.
You will wake up in the recovery room, where you will be closely monitored. We will let you know how everything went and advise you on what to expect as you recover. You’ll want to be sure to arrange for someone to pick you up and stay with you for the first couple of days as you adjust.
You are still our patient after you leave, and we will be there for you as you recover to answer any questions you may have and advise you on any side effects you may be feeling. Nose surgeries are generally performed as outpatient procedures in Belleveu. You can expect to feel tired and sore after the surgery. Nose surgeries are generally not painful surgeries, but you will experience some swelling, tightness, and numbness, as well as visible bruising, all of which can be managed with medication. We will provide you with detailed instructions for care and recovery.
Recoveries will vary depending on the extent of the procedure. While some movement is permissible, most patients will want to avoid strenuous exercise for several weeks. Dr. Min will advise you on the specifics of your recovery program.
Most patients return to work after a week, but you should avoid strenuous activity for at least 3 weeks and avoid high-impact activities (skiing, wakeboarding, contact sports) for the duration of your recovery (6-8 weeks).