3 Things to Avoid After Rhinoplasty
- Posted on: Dec 30 2015
If you’re considering getting a nose job–or maybe you already have your appointment all set up— it’s important to know how to properly care for and recover from your surgery. The last thing you want to do is cause your recently done nose any damage. Read on to learn about three things to avoid after rhinoplasty.
1.Blowing Your Nose
One of the biggest complaints and annoyances people have after they get a nose job, is feeling like they have something stuck in their nose. And although it might feel like you have something in your nose, the last thing you want to do is blow it. Because the tissues in your nose are extremely sensitive for about three weeks after your surgery, it’s important to avoid putting added pressure on your nose in any way. If you develop a runny nose, simply try to wipe it instead of blowing it.
2. Avoid Swimming and Diving
If you get your nose job done during the summer months, it might seem tempting to hit the pool for a nice cool down. However, by applying water pressure on your nose, you can cause additional damage to the surgical site. Also, although it might sound obvious, avoid diving into a pool for quite some time. The sudden pressure and possibility of hitting your nose on the bottom of the pool, will be enough to send you back into the doctor’s chair. Instead, opt to just dip your toes into the water and work on your tan from a lounge chair.
3. Avoid Q-Tips
If you typically clean the inside of your nose with a Q-Tip or cotton swab, leave that habit outside for a few weeks during recovery. By inserting a foreign object into your newly restructured nose, you can cause undue damage or even break up any scar tissue that is starting to form.
By following these three tips, you can help to ensure that your nose properly recovers from surgery.
To learn more about rhinoplasty, contact our office today!
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