Obviously in every operation there is some discomfort but, for the most part, rhinoplasty surgery is not a painful procedure. It may be a little uncomfortable because the nose is stopped up for several days and maybe even a few weeks but pain is not usually a major factor in going through a rhinoplastic procedure. The procedure is performed on one day and the dressing stays on for about 5 days and then the patient returns to the office and the dressing is removed. This is a painless part of the procedure. Then the nose is cleaned out and an explanation of how to take care of any crusting that may occur during the immediate post op phase over the next week or so is carefully explained by me and my staff. The only other treatment at home is the night after and maybe 2 days later, some ice pads over the eyes is all that is necessary.
Doctor Louis DeJoseph, M.D., F.A.C.S.