In our first article, we tried to cover questions that you may have in your mind. In this article, we will focus on after rhinoplasty what we did not answer before. If you have other questions, feel free to contact our Instagram page and we will address them in the upcoming articles. The healing process after Rhinoplasty takes time and people tend to forget they are healing after the swelling is gone. Don’t forget that healing can take up to twelve months and you should be cautious or you may decrease your healing rate.
After Rhinoplasty– When Can I Blow My Nose?
Most doctors recommend that you do not blow your nose at least for three weeks. Blowing your nose can cause bleeding and slows your recovery. The best option is to ask your doctor for the right time because every nose is unique and your healing can be slower or faster than normal.
After Rhinoplasty-When Can I Wear Glasses?
The recommended waiting time is six weeks for wearing your glasses. You may wait a little longer if you have full plastic glasses since they pressure completely to your nasal bones. After surgery, your nose will be soft and any pressure to it will affect your healing. You may use contact lenses after without any restrictions.
After Rhinoplasty-Cleaning Your Nose
After at least one day after surgery, you can use hydrogen peroxide to clean inside your nostrils. You must be careful and not to use more concentrated than three percent. Also, you should dilute hydrogen peroxide with water before using it. You must avoid picking your nose! For hardened mucus around your nose, you can use a moist towel to clean that. Using warm water for misting is better than cold water because cold causes vasoconstriction and it may lead to bleeding. Be gentle while you are cleaning.
Doctors usually recommend their patients to rinse with saline solution. There are kits for this procedure. Saline solution should be used to keep infections away. Also, doctors prescribe antibiotic ointments for your nose to avoid any infection. You can use cold presses to minimize bruising and swelling after one week. Keep in mind that you should always consult your doctor about these procedures.
After Rhinoplasty-When Can I Exercise?
After one week, you can do the walking and it will affect your healing positively. It is important not to exhaust yourself.you should take a break when you feel any pain or discomfort. After a month, you can start light cardio exercises. You can start doing yoga also. Contact sport should be avoided for three months. You should wait until six months after your surgery to start running and doing high-intensity workouts. Don’t forget that each healing process is unique to each patient. Don’t start doing hard exercises until your body is ready.
After Rhinoplasty-Sun Exposure
You should be out of the sun for two weeks. Sun exposure can increase swelling of your nose and can lead to revision rhinoplasty. It is also recommended to use sun cream after two weeks. This can prevent any aesthetic problems that the sun may cause.
After Rhinoplasty- Sneezing
Sneezing raises blood pressure in your nose and it may cause bleeding of your nose. Don’t worry if your nose bleeds after. Anyway, sneezing is not recommended for one to two weeks but if you have to,697 should sneeze with your mouth open.
After Rhinoplasty- Bleeding
In the first twelve hours’ nose, bleeding is normal and you should change your gauze during this period to avoid infection and pain during the removal of gauzes. In the first four days, reddish-pink discharge can happen from the nose and the throat. This will pass away, your nose is healing and discharging excessive blood. Don’t forget that any kind of damage can cause bleeding during the healing process. Also using vascular effective drugs like vasoconstrictors may lead to bleeding too. Just be patient and do what your doctor recommends. You will have plenty of time with your perfectly healed nose.
Doctors recommend not flying for two weeks. If the patient can’t stay that long, after the fifth day he/she can fly. But it is best not to travel for two weeks. If you will fly within the second week, you should take nasal decongestant and Sudafed before taking off to avoid any harm during pressure change.