Do’s and don’ts after nose surgery are significant. Follow the do’s and don’ts after rhinoplasty to achieve the best results from a nose job in Iran. Your doctor will usually give you a complete list of things you should and should not do. This list is essential for a successful recovery. Let us introduce you to a list of do’s and don’ts after nose surgery.
What should you do after rhinoplasty?
You should keep your head elevated as much as possible after surgery. The elevation of your head reduces swelling. You may need any pain medication and antihistamine. Take the painkillers as needed. The day following your surgery walking is permissible (take a 30-minute daily walk starting from day 3 after surgery). For washing inside your nose use the washing solution and syringe provided to you.
Things you should do:
- Sleeping with 2 pillows at night
- Drink clear liquids and very soft foods
- Wash inside your nose at least 5 times a day
- Apply ointment to the sutured areas 3 times a day
- Apply a cold compress on the nose and eyes
- Use a soft brush and brush your teeth gently
If your splint gets wet, dry it with a hairdryer. You are also allowed to use contact lenses after 2-3 days. For cold compress, you can use a homemade ice bag (or gel-based ice packs) and instant cold packs available at pharmacies.
Which sport is allowed and which sport is forbidden? -DO’S AND DON’TS AFTER NOSE SURGERY-
In the first month, any sport other than light walking is prohibited. Then you have permission to swimming and treadmill workout. Diving is still prohibited.
What we can eat and drink after rhinoplasty -DO’S AND DON’TS AFTER NOSE SURGERY-
Choose liquids such as fruit juice and water for drinking after rhinoplasty. Acidic juices such as orange juice may irritate your gastric (avoid acidic juices). Suitable juices are as follows:
- Mango juice
- Pineapple juice
Fresh and natural juices are better and healthier than concentrated juices.
Soft foods are suitable, such as:
- Chicken soup
- Baked or mashed potato
- Cooked vegetable
Foods and drinks you should avoid include:
- Solid foods
- Foods that cause indigestion
- Foods containing large amounts of fiber
- Spicy foods and pepper
Fiber regulates bowel movements. Diet is especially important during the first week after rhinoplasty.
What you should not do after rhinoplasty?
You should not do heavy exercise for a couple of weeks after rhinoplasty. Being aware of the conditions you will have after nose job will help you a lot. For example, swelling will be your mortal enemy for the next few weeks after surgery. Sneezing might affect you after the surgery. So, sneeze with an open mouth and no pressure would be put on your nose. If you have a tampon in your nose, ask your doctor about the time of its removal.
Things you should not do:
- Don’t lift heavy objects
- Do not put anything in your nose
- Don’t blow your nose or sneeze for a few weeks after rhinoplasty
- Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 3 weeks after surgery
- Don’t drink alcohol
- Avoid driving for one or two weeks after surgery
- Stop smoking 2-3 weeks before and after surgery
- Avoid ball and contact sports for 6 months
- Don’t wear clothes that need to be pulled over your head
- Don’t make the splint wet (a wet splint causes skin rash and infection)
- Don’t wear medical glasses or sunglasses (eyeglasses)
We recommended that you stop smoking 2-3 weeks before and after surgery because nicotine slows healing and increases the risk of complications. Drinking alcohol dilates(widens) nasal blood vessels (increasing the risk of bleeding). After on month, you can do light exercises. Using eyeglasses puts pressure on the nose and prevents the nasal bones from repairing. In fact, the nose pads can pressure the nose and hinder the healing of the nasal bones. If your eyes are weak and you have to use medical glasses tape them to your forehead. (As a result, they won’t pressure your nasal bones).
What happens if I don’t follow the tips after rhinoplasty? (DO’S AND DON’TS AFTER NOSE SURGERY)
Follow the above-mentioned nose job recovery tips. So that you’ll have a speedy recovery without major complications and discomfort.
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