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After surgery care

There will be swelling and bruising around the eyes and nose. If there is packing inside the nose, this is taken out in 48 hours. Do not worry, you can breathe comfortably through your mouth. The splint on the nose it taken off after 10 to 14 days. I will prescribe pain killers, though usually there is not much pain. Avoid blowing your nose for about 2 weeks.There may be some bruising and swelling around the eyes, most of this will settle within 48 hours. Drinking pineapple juice may help settle this down faster.

The swelling of the nose may take weeks or months to settle and the actual result of the surgery may be visible only after six months to one year.

The main risks of surgery are bleeding and infection but these are rare. I usually take care to clean the nose well and administer good intravenous antibiotics before and after surgery to minimise the risks.

Going back to work / exercise

This will depend on the work you do, but taking it easy for about two weeks would be beneficial. Avoid going to the gym or strenuous activity during this time. I your work if mainly desk based you could consider going back in 4-5 days. See how you feel and if any doubts you can call me for advice.