After Rhinoplasty Rhinoplasty, also known as rhinoplasty, is aesthetic surgery performed when the nose is not satisfied with its structure, shape and size, or when it is accompanied by injuries and respiratory distress. With the developments in medicine, we see that the success in rhinoplasty operations is gradually increasing. Thus, it is possible to have a nose that is both healthy and aesthetically successful. Of course, choosing a doctor is of great importance for a successful aesthetic surgery operation.
In order to obtain a natural-looking nose suitable for the face structure of the person, the experience and recommendations of the doctor are very important here. Healing process after rhinoplasty It is important that the nose is not swollen and not infected during the recovery process after rhinoplasty. In operations performed in the morning, they are usually discharged in the afternoon, but they can be kept under observation overnight if desired.
A few hours after the procedure, he can circulate in the hospital and be fed as a liquid. Although swelling and bruising are quite normal in the first days after surgery, regular ice compresses should be applied to the forehead and cheeks to prevent worsening. While the healing process takes about one week to 10 days, the plaster is removed at the end of this period. About 10 days after the surgery, the bruises under the eyes or around the nose that may develop due to the surgery have passed and the recovery process has been completed and the person can return to his normal life.
In order not to encounter any problems after rhinoplasty, attention should be paid to the risk of nose blow and infection. It should be done by paying attention to the nutritional habits and lifestyle of the person, especially for a few weeks after the surgery, and paying close attention to the doctor’s recommendations and what needs to be considered.
Things to consider after rhinoplasty
Things to consider after open or closed rhinoplasty; Since the plaster on the nose and the stitches and tampons, if any, should remain for about a week, they should not be wetted or moistened during this process.
In other words, it is necessary to be careful not to take a shower for the first week, and not to be in extremely hot environments, places such as steam rooms, saunas, Turkish baths.
Although it is quite normal to have swelling and bruises in the first days, in order for this situation to pass quickly, it is appropriate to lie down with the head high and to apply cold compresses to the forehead and cheeks for 10 minutes at the beginning of every hour. During the first two weeks, you should not lie face down and the nose should be protected from all kinds of blows and pressures, and risky sports activities should be avoided. Sprays and creams recommended by the doctor should be applied appropriately, not trying to blow the nose for cleaning the nose.
Generally, natural cleaners such as ocean water and saline are used for this process. In the first days after the surgery, it would be correct to avoid situations that will put pressure on the nose, such as difficult chewing movements and excessive facial expressions, by paying attention to feeding with soft foods. It is recommended not to be exposed to intense sunlight and not to wear glasses for the first few months after the operation. Because it can cause deterioration in the color, structure and shape of the nose.
Rhinoplasty recovery process
You should know that it takes months for the nose to take its final shape after the operation. Nutritional process after rhinoplasty After the rhinoplasty operation, feeding can be started a few hours later. First of all, it is appropriate to feed only as liquid, such as water and soup. Afterwards, soft foods are included in the nutritional recommendations.
Hard foods such as toast, tarts and bagels should never be consumed, especially during the first week of recovery. Because the mouth and nose are close to each other, too much movement and strain in the mouth affects the nose and can create tension. You should be careful not to damage the nose during this healing process, as it may damage the stitches and plaster if any. If you are not satisfied with the aesthetic appearance of your nose, you can consult your doctor about the rhinoplasty operation and the post-rhinoplasty process.
People can decide to have rhinoplasty based on many different complaints, or they can evaluate the option in question with the guidance of a specialist doctor. Rhinoplasty (nose aesthetic) operations are performed according to the needs of the person, depending on three basic reasons such as the appearance of the nose, breathing problems and injury. It would be correct to talk about different types of rhinoplasty according to the needs of the patient. Rhinoplasty (nose aesthetic) operations are basically divided into three as nose reduction, nose augmentation, and operations in which both reduction and enlargement techniques are used together.