Jessi Post-Op Day 3
Media from the offices of Broadway
Jessi Post-Op Day 3
On day three after Jessi’s septoplasty and rhinoplasty with Dr. Broadway, she’s feeling much better. Dr. Broadway and his staff are committed to the comfortable recovery for each patient, which is why they called to check up on Jessi following her operation. The medical staff asked how much Jessi was eating, if she was getting enough fluids, if her pain was manageable, and whether or not she was getting rest.
Rest and recover
After any plastic surgery procedure, your body needs time to rest and recover. This can be difficult depending on your pain levels and how comfortable you can get. Most patients report increased grogginess and fatigue, which is often a side effect of the pain medication. After a nose surgery, it’s important to sleep on your back with your head elevated. This helps with swelling and is the best position to avoid putting pressure on your nose.
Take extra care to avoid contact with your nose. This means using caution when washing your face, avoiding contact sports, going without glasses for a couple days, and being careful around children and pets. During the healing process, your nose will be more sensitive. If you’re going to be out in the sun, apply sunblock regularly.
Know the potential risks
Jessi had a smooth recovery after her rhinoplasty. Most patients have not problems with their plastic surgery and recovery but there can be complications. One thing to watch for is a fever. If you notice a high temperature in the days after your surgery, report it to your doctor because it may be a sign of infection. Another potential complication is a nasal obstruction. Rhinoplasty procedures are supposed to improve both the look and function of your nose. In rare cases, patients report breathing problems when scar bands form inside the nasal passages, blocking air flow. Keep in mind that a nose job is an operation, so there are potential risks involved. It’s important to select a board-certified plastic surgeon who has lots of experience.