After your doctor sends you home to recover from your dream nose job, you might be dealing with pain and swelling. Aside from recovering from the rhinoplasty cost, you will need some time to physically recover. The healing process is crucial as it can affect the final result. You should take all the precautions and care that is needed if you want to achieve the best outcome. Here are a few top tips!
- Keep Head Elevated
After the surgery, the nose may be blocked from the swelling. Sleeping with the head raised higher than the chest will help in reducing bleeding and swelling.
- Take Medication on Time
Stick to your schedule when taking your medication. It will help you avoid intense pain.
- Steer Clear of Strenuous Activities
Strenuous activities like exercising, lifting anything above the head, or quick movements of the head should be avoided for at least two weeks.
- Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure
Too much sun exposure can cause irregular discoloration on the nose, and they may be permanent. Wear SPF 30 and a hat whenever you need to go outside.
- Baths Instead of Showers
Avoid taking a shower while you still have bandages and take baths instead.
- Don’t Blow your Nose
It is strictly advised not to blow your nose for at least four weeks or until fully recovered.
- Brush Teeth Gently
When brushing your teeth, brush very gently to limit the movement of the upper lip.
- Don’t Let Eyewear Rest on The Nose
Wearing glasses could damage the inset and disrupt healing, so it should be avoided for four weeks. Use cheek rest or tape the glasses to your forehead instead.
- Change your Diet
Switch to a high-fibre diet consisting of fruit, vegetables and soft foods to help avoid constipation. Straining can put pressure on the nose area. You might also want to decrease the amount of your sodium intake to help minimise the amount of liquid build-up.
- What to Wear
Avoid pulling clothes over your head. Choose to wear clothes that fasten at the front.
It takes weeks, months, and even a year after rhinoplasty before you can consider your nose fully healed. Always follow all your doctor’s advice to help make your road to recovery faster and easier.