Revision rhinoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis. Most patients return home a few hours after surgery. Length of recovery time depends on the complexity of the procedure and varies from patient to patient. Prescription pain medication is usually only required for the first few days. Mild discomfort, bruising, or swelling lasts 7 to 10 days. Most patients are able to return to work, school, or other daily activities within about one week. Avoidance of contact sports is recommended for at least two months after surgery. Dr. Kenneth Yu reduces bruising and recovery time with the use of homeopathic and herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.
Those patients considering revision rhinoplasty, or revision nose reshaping, should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s credentials and training. Dr. Kenneth Yu is one of the select few fellowship trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive rhinoplasty surgeons in the San Antonio, Texas area. Dr. Yu is also a Board certified Head and Neck Surgeon, with extensive knowledge to deliver the best cosmetic results while safeguarding proper breathing function.
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