How does Rapid Recovery work?

Before Surgery: Dr. Zoumalan will optimize you with herbal medication as well as instruct you on dietary and herbal restrictions. This is individualized for each and every patient.

During Surgery: Dr. Zoumalan uses special anti-inflammatory medications and the use of special icing techniques to minimize swelling and bruising. Dr. Zoumalan does not use packing. However, he does use a special technology which decreases swelling inside the nose so you can breathe as soon as possible after surgery.

After Surgery: For swelling, Dr. Zoumalan will specifically instruct you on how to minimize swelling. Bruising and swelling may develop, and Dr. Zoumalan uses techniques using kiwis, arnica, special warm compress massage, and even an old Chinese technique to get the bruises to fade as quickly as possible, and to get the swelling to come down very quickly.

How is Dr. Zoumalan’s Rapid Recovery Process unique?

Dr. Zoumalan has developed his technique through his extensive research as well as travel to foreign countries. By visiting remote areas, he discovered techniques that help decrease swelling and bruising. His techniques to remove bruising after rhinoplasty can help bruises come out in a matter of days. Some patients have little to no bruising after surgery.

How will I know what my Rapid Recovery Process will involve?

Each patient receives an individualized plan which will be explained during the pre-operative visit in great detail. If there is something that needs to be started before the pre-operative visit, Dr. Zoumalan will make sure you will be prepared. Until then, we suggest you optimize your diet and nutrition (link to diet and nutrition page) for surgery.


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  • I was injured on January 7, 2012 in a mo-ped/scooter accident in Cozumel, Mexico. My entire body head to toe (literally) endured horrendous road rash, my nose broke & plenty more. The level of care I received from dr Zoumalan & his entire office was/is truly indescribable but I shall try!

  • It’s been a year since my septoplasty and rhinoplasty and I am extremely happy with my results.Not only has my breathing dramatically improved, I am sleeping better than ever. I feel healthier and it has significantly changed my exercise routine. I can definitely push myself harder and my workouts are longer and more efficient. Best part is I don’t get that winded feeling or stuffy or runny nose while running. I didn’t realize how many aspects of my life would change after the surgery.

    Lauren C.
  • I had a Face and Neck Lift on December 3rd, 2014. Dr. Zoumalan does excellent work! He is very thorough in explaining the procedure, and has an excellent bedside manner. I am so happy with my result. I would highly recommend Dr. Zoumalan.

    Carol Burt
  • So when I met with Richard Zoumalan, I gave him a picture of me when I was 42, and I said, “That’s what I want. Is that possible?” And he said, “Yes!” He explained what he’d do, and how he would do it. I had surgery less than a month ago, and amazingly, I look almost exactly like me, only about 25 years younger.

    Past Life Love
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