Rhinoplasty Recovery: What To Expect

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2015
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Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a ‘nose job’, is a type of cosmetic/plastic surgery that involves reshaping and altering the appearance of the nose. It can be done to improve facial appearance or to correct defects. Rhinoplasty is a simple procedure that can be done using local or general anesthesia. It is usually categorized as an out-patient procedure, but might require a night’s stay at the hospital in certain cases. However, despite its simplicity, rhinoplasty requires proper post-operative care for effective and faster healing.

Steps To Be Taken After Rhinoplasty

Here are some of the steps to be followed after nose surgery in order to ensure a healthy recovery.

  • Light exercise: Start indulging in some light exercise, such as walking. This improves blood circulation and prevents the formation of blood clots. Mild exercise can also reduce swelling. Avoid any activity that raises your blood pressure too much. In fact, even body contact sports must be avoided in order to prevent any chance of injury.
  • Avoid eye wear: Spectacles must be avoided until the nose has completely head. The ideal alternative solution would be to go in for contact lenses.
  • Reduce exposure to the sun: The surgery scars must not be exposed to the sun for at least a period of 12 months. In the case that you can’t avoid exposure, use a strong sun block cream or agent. The incisions or cuts must be checked daily for infections and driving must be avoided till you stop consuming pain medications.
  • Wash your face carefully: Be extremely careful while washing  your face. Also, try to keep your head elevated at all times, especially when lying down or sleeping. Blowing one’s nose must also be avoided for at least a week and try using a cold compress, as it can help reduce swelling.

Apart from following these basic instructions, follow up with your surgeon to verify the progress of the healing process.

Interested in Learning More About Rhinoplasty? Contact Mr. Joe Marais

For more information about rhinoplasty, contact Mr. Joe Marais. We are located in Harrow, Northwood, and Uxbridge and can be reached directly at 0208.872.3838, 01923.835814, and 01895.821327. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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