Dating after rhinoplasty
Photographs (without make-up) are usually obtained before surgery to help with preoperative planning and after surgery to document postoperative results.
Patients are monitored after surgery in the recovery room by a nurse. A responsible adult should be in the same residence overnight for help on short notice.
A patient is able to go home the same day as the surgery once fully recovered from the anesthetic. At home the patient should have bed rest with the head elevated on 2-3 pillows.
Edema and swelling are minimized by keeping the head elevated above the heart.
Usually a nurse will start an intravenous infusion line (IV) in the pre-operative holding room and a medication may be given for relaxation.
In the operating room, the anesthesiologist will usually use a mixture of a gas and an intravenous medication.