Dr. Carlos Wolf began practicing in 1984 and has performed thousands of rhinoplasty procedures both for cosmetic and functional purposes. His delicate handling of nasal tissue combined with his skill in gently reshaping bone causes as little trauma as possible to the structure. This in turn eases the process of rhinoplasty recovery and is why Dr. Wolf is praised by his patients as providing among the best rhinoplasty results Miami patients could hope for.
“I feel more confident and love my new nose! Overall I can truthfully state that I enjoyed my experience from beginning to end — consultation, weekly visits pre / post-op and the results from my surgery. Very attentive, kind and it’s very apparent the passion he has for his practice.”
Rhinoplasty Recovery Details
You will be given an anesthetic for the surgery and will wake up in the recovery room with a splint or cast on your nose if bone work was done. Additionally there will be splints inside the nose to stabilize the structure so that it heals correctly.
Once you are fully awake and able to leave, you can be driven home to recover. There will be swelling and some pain but most patients are surprised at how little pain there is. These first 2 to 3 days are the most challenging in terms of congestion, sleeping and performing simple tasks.
You will be given instructions for changing the gauze pad under your nose, and also when to return for your first postoperative visit. Usually the nasal splints and cast (if you have one) are removed 5 to 7 days following surgery.
By the end of the first 2 weeks, much of the swelling will be gone and you will likely feel confident about returning to work or meeting your friends. You can use makeup to cover any remaining discoloration under your eyes.
Most of the swelling will be gone by the 6th week following surgery and you will be able to see your results more clearly. If you have a major event such as a wedding or a reunion, planning surgery along this timeline will ensure you are fully ready for the occasion. You will be able to resume exercising during this time, although contact and team sports should be avoided so that you do not expose your nose to trauma which could require revision rhinoplasty to repair the damage.
If at any time during rhinoplasty recovery you have questions or concerns, Dr. Carlos Wolf and his staff are available to support you throughout this period.