Care after fleshy nose surgery
The duration of rhinoplasty varies from two to three hours, depending on the type of operation and the type of nose.
The patient can be discharged 6 to 8 hours after the operation after the fleshy nose surgery and if the general condition of the body is normal. The following tips will help you get the best results from your surgery and reduce the complications of rhinoplasty to some extent.
Using a cold compress for up to two days after rhinoplasty will help improve the swelling of your face and nose.
Bruising around the eyes, sore throat and bloody discharge for the first few days after surgery, as well as numbness in the area around the nose are normal for up to 3 weeks and are not a concern.
In the early days, it is better to use liquid and soft foods to minimize the movement of the face and jaw. Also, avoid spicy, hot foods and tea, coffee or hot drinks these days.
It is recommended that the head be higher than the rest of the body when sleeping 3 to 4 days after the operation. Avoid lying on your side for up to two weeks, because if the pillow presses against your nose, it can change the shape of your nose or increase swelling.
When sneezing, try to open your mouth more to put less pressure on your nose.
Avoid pinching and draining the nose with pressure. You can use a cotton ball or syringe to clean your nose.
Avoid getting a hit to the nose. Use buttoned or zippered clothing as much as possible, so as not to hit the nose when wearing and taking it off.
Swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi, diving, high jump and sunbathing are generally prohibited for up to 2 months.
Be sure to consult your specialist doctor about taking painkillers. Medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen can cause bleeding due to decreased blood coagulation.
You can do light walking for up to two weeks after the operation, but it is better to postpone doing heavy exercise for 2 months.
Avoid exposure to sunlight and heat for 2 weeks after the operation, such as a stove or heater, as heat can cause the nose to swell.