Rhinoplasty in Dubai

One of the most common cosmetic plastic surgeries we perform is rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery. We at Ecla Clinic in Dubai understand the importance of aftercare for recovery and results. In the following comprehensive guide, we give you some tips to achieve a smooth and fast recovery after rhinoplasty surgery so that, sooner than you expect, it will be an unpleasant memory that today other people do not even notice. 

What is Rhinoplasty? 

Rhinoplasty in Dubai is a surgical procedure to change the shape or size of the nose and at times may also repair structural problems that affect breathing. Benefits from the surgery may include: 

Since rhinoplasty in Dubai is custom-designed, our talented surgeons customize each operation at Ecla Clinic according to your unique goals and circumstances. 

Types of Rhinoplasty: 

Requires an external incision on the columella (tissue between the nostrils) to achieve improved visibility and access to nasal structures. This is a strategy that most often comes into practice for relatively complex personal injury claims. 

The cut is created in the nostril, not expanding outside so no scars would be visible. This is best for more minimal alterations. 

The Importance of Proper Recovery

These results must settle in during a healthy aftercare period for worthwhile outcomes. Following the directions given to you by your surgeon and taking care of yourself during this period will limit any complications from developing as well as leading to a more hateful recovery. 

How to Recover Quickly and Smoothly


1. Obey Post-Operative Instructions:

After your procedure, the surgeon at Ecla Clinic will give you a set of post-operative instructions. These instructions should be followed with the utmost care to reduce risks and accelerate recovery. These may include instructions like. 

2. Rest and Elevate Your Head:

The first several days after rhinoplasty surgery you will need a lot of rest. Elevate your head during rest and sleep to decrease swelling and encourage proper flow of blood. Elevating the head can be aided using extra pillows, or a specialized wedge pillow.

3. Apply Cold Compresses:

Using a cold pack on the eyes and cheeks will decrease swelling, inflammation as well as bruising. Make sure you do not apply the compression directly on your nose. Apply compresses for brief periods, 10-15 minutes at a time, and repeat multiple times per day in the first 48 hours (about 2 days) after surgery.  

4. Avoid Strenuous Activities:

Heavy lifting, bending over, or intense activity should be avoided for at least two weeks after undergoing rhinoplasty in Dubai. This practice can cause over-circulation of blood to the face, and lead to outflow dying or bumping. The surgeon at Ecla Clinic will give you instructions regarding returning to regular activities. 

5. Maintaining Dry and Clean Incision:

This is to keep the surgical area clean and dry which helps prevent infection. Keep the incisions clean as advised by your surgeon. Avoid touching your nose too often, and don’t submerge it in water such as the bath or a pool until approved by your surgeon.

6. Eat a Healthy Diet:

Support the recovery process with a nutritious diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Focus on consuming: 

Stay away from difficult-to-chew and sticky foods that require too much mouth movement as they can be hard on the nasal area. 

7. Take Prescribed Medications:

Your surgeon could prescribe pain medications and prophylactic antibiotics. The medication must be taken as directed. If you have any side effects or concerns about these medications, contact your surgeon immediately. 

8. Avoid Smoking and Alcohol:

Alcohol and smoking are big no because they slow down healing time and increase the risk of complications. Not only does smoking pinch blood vessels and restrict the flow of oxygen to tissues, but alcohol can also mix poorly with medications, dehydrating you further right at a time when you may already be quite dry. Refrain from both for at least 2 weeks before and after surgery.

9. Protect Your Nose:

Since the recovery time is long, you must care for your nose to ensure there are no mishaps like getting accidentally bumped. Avoid contact sports or crowded places where someone might hit your nose. Just be careful with your movements and what is around you so that no other unintentional hurt can come to the surgery spot. 

10. Be Patient and Follow-Up:

Rhinoplasty in Dubai takes patience to recover from. While you might experience swelling and bruising it generally subsides in a few weeks. Your complete rhinoplasty results may not be obvious for up to a year. You should schedule and attend all your follow-up appointments with us to ensure that you are fully recovering and addressing any questions or concerns following the procedure. 


Ecla Clinic provides you with a surgical approach to help improve the appearance of your nose and perfect its function, Rhinoplasty in Dubai offers more than cosmetic options. Recovery is a fragile time that needs patience, care, and following your surgeon’s instructions. 

Following the suggestions given in this guide, you will be on your way to a healthy recovery that gets results and gives your rhinoplasty surgery room to breathe. At Ecla Clinic our highly experienced team works closely with you to recover, catering to each one of your needs. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is it common to get nasal congestion after Rhinoplasty? 

It is common to experience nasal congestion that likely stems from swelling and the presence of internal splints or packing after rhinoplasty. Saline nasal sprays can be used as directed by your surgeon to help clear any congestion and you should not blow your nose; keeping the head above heart level will help with swelling. 

Are the scars visible after rhinoplasty? 

Correct Answer: rhinoplasty scarring is normally rather unnoticeable. When performing closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made within the nostrils, and thus no visible scars. In open rhinoplasty, the incision is placed on a small area between the two nostrils (columella), which typically heals and does not show in the long term. Reliable care and following your surgeon’s instructions could minimize scarring. 

How can I minimize swelling after rhinoplasty?