6200 Sunset Drive,
South Miami, FL 33143
4308 Alton Road,
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Once your surgery is completed, you must follow all the instructions given to you in order to heal properly and have a good outcome.
The following instructions are your obligation. Use this as a checklist of progress as you heal. Included are normal post-surgical experiences and key health considerations that may be a cause of concern.
Call the office immediately if you experience any of the following:
You may have a splint over your nose to protect and support nasal structures as you begin to heal. Do not remove this splint for any reason, unless directed specifically by your doctor.
Nasal packing may be used to help support nasal structures during initial healing and to prevent drainage from secreting into your throat. Do not remove packing for any reason, the doctor or his/her assistant should remove the packing.
You will only be released to the care of a responsible adult. All of these instructions must be clear to the adult who will monitor your health and support you.
During this time you will progress with each day that passes. Ease into your daily activities. Your packing and possibly your splint will be removed at this time.
You may also receive clearance to begin driving or return to work at your post-operative visit.
As you resume your normal daily activities, you must continue proper care and healing.
Healing will progress; swelling continues to diminish.
Your appearance will continue to refine. It may take a year for all swelling to resolve and for your nasal appearance to settle to a final outcome. Nasal injury repair is the most intricate of plastic surgery procedures and healing is often unpredictable as delicate nasal bones may shift in healing. The outcomes may not be as expected. In some cases a secondary procedure may be recommended to refine your outcomes.
Your appearance will change with age. Like any facial feature, your nose can change as you age. Call us at any time with any of your questions or concerns.