Recovering From A Rhinoplasty

If you're like other men and women in La Jolla and San Diego considering nose surgery, you're committed to enhancing the size or shape of your nose or correcting an imperfection resulting from a birth defect or an injury. Maybe, you're looking to revision rhinoplasty to fix a prior nose surgery that didn't produce the desired change. Hopefully, you're just as committed to finding a qualified plastic surgeon to perform your nose surgery. Clearly, you don't want just any surgeon — you want:

  • One who matches your commitment
  • One who shares your passion
  • One who has over two decades of surgical experience
  • One who has a safety record of achieving positive change
  • One who is dedicated to your full and swift recovery, and
  • One who's willing to take the time to honestly educate you as to what to expect before, during and after your nose surgery

Then you want triple board certified, La Jolla plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo. His unique training and board certification in both plastic surgery and Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery) offers patients the benefit of dual surgical training and experience.

Before La Jolla or San Diego rhinoplasty can help give you the look you long for, you need a plastic surgeon who can help you make an informed decision. Request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (858) 623-6333 for an appointment with triple board certified plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS.

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Dr. Chaffoo

Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo provides exceptional results and patient care.

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Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) — Recovery

Immediately after your nose surgery (casually referred to as a "nose job"), your nose will be taped and a splint will be used to temporarily stabilize it. A team of experienced nurses will carefully monitor you for any complications. As the anesthesia wears off, your nose and head will suffer from a dull ache; pain medication will be provided to minimize any discomfort. Over the course of the next day, your face is likely to feel bloated. It is recommended that you keep your head raised during this time. You should expect black eyes initially, as well as swelling and bruising, both of which can be reduced by applying a cold compress. Please be advised to refrain from any activity with the potential to either injure your new nose or increase your blood pressure.

Finally, please be sure to arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home from the cosmetic surgery center and then to stay there with you over the course of the next couple of days, as you might benefit from some help around the house. You will be provided with detailed post-operative care instructions to take with you. From time to time throughout your recovery, you will meet with Dr. Chaffoo so that he can evaluate your progress. Of course, you can always contact your Patient Coordinator should you have any questions or concerns about your plastic surgery in San Diego.

The fact is the majority of people experience minimal discomfort following nose surgery. Although it can take as long as 6 to 12 months to realize the full benefits of your San Diego nose job, most of Dr. Chaffoo's patients are free to return to their normal routines after just 7 days.

If you're considering a facial sculpting procedure such as nose surgery, and looking for a rhinoplasty specialist in San Diego, plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS can help. He has an office conveniently located close to you on Genesee Avenue in La Jolla on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus at the Ximed Medical Center.  Request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online today.

The fact is that the majority of men and women experience minimal discomfort following their face lift. Most of Dr. Chaffoo's patients return to work after just 10 to 14 days; however, recovery rates vary. If you're considering a facial sculpting plastic surgery such as a rejuvenating face lift, San Diego plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS can help. He has an office conveniently located close to you on Genesee Avenue in La Jolla on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus at the Ximed Medical Center. Request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (858) 623-6333 for an appointment.

You demand the best from yourself. Dr. Chaffoo demands the best as well — from himself, from his staff and always for you.

Come visit Dr. Stuart & Dr. Chaffoo and let us help you achieve the spectacular look you deserve!

9850 Genesee Ave #480 La Jolla, CA 92037

Call Today (858) 623-6333