Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Does rhinoplasty hurt?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients will ask does rhinoplasty hurt when they come in for their preoperative visit or consultation for their nose surgery. Everyone’s pain threshold varies, however rhinoplasty is typically not described as a painful procedure by my patients. Most patients describe it as uncomfortable without significant pain. Some patients do not even take any of the narcotic pain medication we prescribe and can get by with plain Tylenol. It is typically the congestion after rhinoplasty that causes most of the discomfort and this can be alleviated with Sudafed, Benadryl, and nasal saline.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.