Important points and care after rhinoplasty (cosmetic surgery)
During the first days after the operation ...
During the first days after surgery, any blow to the nose should be avoided. For example, when sleeping, you should sleep in a supine position.
It is necessary to use a special ice pack on the eyes that is given to the person after the nose surgery up to 24 hours after the surgery to reduce the swelling.
Nose discharge with pressure up to 2 to 3 weeks after surgery should never be done.
For several weeks after the operation, to improve breathing, the inside of the nose can be washed several times a day with saline solution.
In the first weeks after surgery, it is necessary to avoid sun exposure.
As far as possible, it is best not to wear glasses, especially heavy sunglasses, for a few weeks after surgery.
Avoid strenuous exercise for two to three weeks after surgery.
It is forbidden to eat foods that cause skin allergies and itching. It is also not recommended to eat foods that require prolonged chewing until the first week after rhinoplasty.
Washing the face or bathing is not prohibited as long as the dressing does not get wet on the nose.
What to eat and what not to eat after rhinoplasty?
If we want to accurately categorize this part of post-rhinoplasty care, we must first describe the diet on the day of surgery.
Nose Surgery Day Diet:
Hard foods are forbidden and eating soup and cooked potatoes and boiled vegetables are not prohibited.
Eating slow-digesting foods is not recommended.
Avoid spicy foods.
Drink fluids but without a straw.
Avoid acidic fruits such as oranges and orange juice on the day of surgery.
Mango, pineapple juice, and pureed pineapple juice are suitable for the first days after rhinoplasty.
Useful foods for the first week after rhinoplasty:
From the second day onwards, the condition gradually improves and the person can eat more easily, but remember that overeating and undereating will both be equally harmful during this period. The first week after rhinoplasty, you are recovering and you should not use this opportunity to lose weight, so start a nutritious diet more often and with less volume.
The issue of vitamins C and D and the mineral zinc or zinc, which are very important because vitamin C and zinc are very important in the rapid healing of wounds, which is better combined with dietary sources of vitamin A. Do not forget that zinc is found in cereals and meats, vitamin A in meats and dairy products, and vitamin C in a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits, and their consumption helps speed up the recovery process.
Translated by: Bita Sayadi