One of the biggest concerns I hear from patients when considering a Rhinoplasty is how long will the rhinoplasty recovery take and when will they feel comfortable seeing their friends or going out in public.

I take passion in continuously honing my personal surgical techniques to perform the best nasal surgery as possible with the least amount of downtime and recovery to give each patient maximum results with a minimum of bruising, pain, and swelling.


rhinoplasty procedure after the surgery
Postop Rhinoplasty with Septoplasty
rhinoplasty procedure before the surgery
Preop Rhinoplasty with Septoplasty

Here is a recent case where I used a minimally invasive approach to give a more natural appearing nasal dorsum while improving her breathing by a septoplasty. The second photo is at one week post op. She had minimal swelling and was already breathing well through her nose for the first time in her life.

I use very small instruments to limit incisions and a product known as OcuMend which has been shown to significantly reduce recovery time after facial surgery in an effort to make your recovery as rapid as possible.


Call (804) 774-4559 or email our office to find out more about rhinoplasty recovery.

Dr Travis Shaw, M.D. is a double board certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive/ ENT surgeon serving Richmond, Williamsburg, and Midlothian Virginia.