Dr. Epstein performs all his rhinoplasty surgeries in his accredited Miami surgical facility. These are outpatient procedures performed under general anesthesia that allow the patient to recover in the comfort of his/her home or, if from out of town as many of Dr. Epstein’s patients are, in the hotel, that same day.
Some bruising and swelling are common and can take five to 10 days to fully recover. There is typically little pain afterwards, rather a feeling of uncomfortableness. Patients are to keep the head elevated for the first three days after surgery, after which light physical activity can be resumed. On the eighth day the splint and all sutures are removed, and by two weeks patients can return to most strenuous activities like yoga and working out, avoiding those that carry the risk of any physical contact to the nose for the first six weeks.