Rhinoplasty (nosejob) surgery can make a dramatic distinction in the look of one's face and an general improvement in self-image. What to anticipate and how to take of your new nose proper right after surgery is an significant component of the recovery course of action. Right here are my prime ten directions that I give to my rhinoplasty individuals.
1. Soon after the operation, you nose will be covered by tapes and a splint for each protection and to hold down the quantity of swelling dressings. These will remain in spot for a single week and be removed in the workplace. It is OK to get it wet in the shower as it will not very easily come off.
2. Nasal packing is seldom made use of and is not a routine component of the nasal dressing. A gauze pad (drip pad) will be secured on the upper lip to catch any oozing from the nose. Alter this as required. It does not have to have to be made use of right after the 1st handful of days.
3. The use of an ice pack to your nose and eyes for the 1st 48 hours will assist limit the quantity of swelling and bruising that may perhaps create. (if your bones have been broken as component of the rhinoplasty operation) If not, then ice packs will not be required.
4. Maintaining your head elevated for the 1st week right after surgery is also useful in lowering swelling and generating your breathing much easier. This can be accomplished by sleeping in a recliner or on two to three pillows. Do not bend more than as this may perhaps trigger bleeding.
5. Difficulty breathing via the nose can be anticipated right away right after surgery due to swelling of the internal nasal linings. Saline (salt water) nasal sprays may perhaps be began right after the 1st postoperative week to moisturize the lining and loosen any crusts. This is only significant if you have had simultaneous surgery on the inside of the nose to enhance breathing.
6. In particular sorts of rhinoplasties (open), smaller skin sutures will be placed in the columella. (skin involving the nostrils)These are dissolvable and do not have to have to be removed.
7. Avoiding blowing your nose for three weeks right after surgery so as not to loosen any clots and trigger bleeding.
8. Eyeglasses may perhaps be worn across the bridge of the nose when it feels comfy.
9. Stay away from strenuous physical exercise such as jogging and other sporting activities for three weeks right after surgery so as not to disturb nasal healing.
10. When the apparent swelling and bruising are gone inside the 1st handful of weeks, the nose will nevertheless continue to modify shape more than the subsequent many months. Be patient with the outcomes till the final shape is obtained.