It is necessary to be under general anaesthesia during a rhinoplasty. There is potential to have a reaction to that anaesthetic. This is rare and can be managed by medical professionals. In order to minimize discomfort for you as the patient disclosing your past medical history and all current medications is very helpful for the surgeon and anaesthesiologist.
Because the cartilage, delicate bones and soft tissue of the nose have been dissected and altered during the rhinoplasty, it is normal to experience swelling and bruising. The initial pain is minimal and can be managed with pain medication. Excessive pain is a possibility, and may require additional medication to control.
Postoperative edema (swelling) is an expected result of rhinoplasty. Dr. Cory Torgerson applies tape with gentle pressure in order to press out any trapped fluid. Excessive swelling is possible if the collagen fibres in the scar tissue take longer to become organized after being disrupted by surgery.
Osteotomis (black eyes) are normal for the first week or two, but may take longer to dissipate if the patient is older or has been on medication that thins the blood.
Antibiotics are prescribed post operatively to fight against infection. If an implant was used to modify the shape of the nose, there is a possibility of the body rejecting it as a foreign substance. All implants are carefully regulated to ensure their safety and it is very rare that an implant must be removed due to infection.