Immediately after the operation there may be a little discomfort, some spots of blood from the nose and some facial bruising at the site of the operation (this would be expected to resolve within 2 – 4 weeks). Occasionally, a pressure bandage will be placed over the site of the operation to reduce the bruising. This will be removed before you go home. Usually you can go home the day after surgery.
In order to prevent infection, you will be prescribed eye drops or ointment for two weeks and possibly antibiotic tablets to take for 5 – 7 days. Some patients are also prescribed a nasal steroid spray twice a day.
If you do develop bleeding from the nose that will not stop, do not dab the nose but hold the end of the nose tightly. If bleeding carries on then attend your nearest casualty department immediately.