Juicy and soft foods are recommended after surgery on the day of surgery. Feeding can be started three hours after the operation. From the next day of the surgery, it is possible to return to normal eating habits. However, spicy and spicy foods should be avoided in the first days.
After rhinoplasty surgery, there is usually mild or moderate pain. It is recommended to lie on a high pillow in the first days after the surgery.
Spray and other drugs given for post-operative nasal cleaning and care should be used regularly.
Excessive facial expressions and laughing should be avoided after surgery.
After rhinoplasty surgery, bruising and swelling may occur around the eyes. These will decrease and disappear on their own in the following days.
A temporary ache or pain may be felt in the anterior teeth after the surgery. This situation disappears over time. In the first days after the surgery, a soft toothbrush should be used and the front teeth should be brushed gently.
It may cause sneezing and itching until the nasal packing is removed. These complaints go away with the removal of tampons. If sneezing is very uncomfortable, sneezing medication can be applied.
Plaster or nasal splints placed to keep the nasal bones reshaped after rhinoplasty surgery are removed after 7-10 days. No pain is felt during their removal.
After the surgery, depending on the surgical technique, the sutures placed on the skin of the tip of the nose are usually removed one week later.
Nasal pads placed during surgery are special silicone pads. It usually does not cause pain or bleeding when removing the cloth and thread used in the past, like tampons.
In the first one or two weeks after the operation, nasal congestion may be experienced due to sores in the nose, crusts and accumulated discharge. During recovery, this congestion will decrease and your nose will open over time.
In the first days after rhinoplasty surgery, there may be pain or numbness at the tip of the nose. In the future, this will disappear.
The face should not come into contact with water in order to prevent the plaster or splints placed on the nose from falling off after the surgery. For the same reason, a steamy environment should be avoided and care should be taken while bathing. Sauna and hammam should be avoided for a while.
Tobacco and alcohol products should not be consumed for two weeks after the surgery.
Avoid wearing tight-necked sweaters and other clothes for three weeks after surgery.
The process of returning to social life, working life or school after rhinoplasty surgery is related to the patient’s well-being. When you feel good, you can return to your normal life. However, one to two weeks of rest is usually recommended.
Lenses should not be worn for one week after the surgery, glasses should not be used for at least three months, and then light and thin-framed glasses should be used if possible.
Generally, splints are placed in the nose to stabilize the broken nasal bones. It is inconvenient to enter the sea and the pool to keep them in place.
Since the skin of the nose becomes sensitive after the surgery, it is necessary to be protected from scorching sunlight for 3 months.
Extreme exercises (jogging, swimming, bending too much, all activities that increase blood pressure such as lifting heavy objects from the ground) should be avoided for 2-3 weeks.
It is not recommended to do heavy sports that require contact with defense and combat sports for 6 months after the surgery.
In cases such as yellow or green colored, dense and foul-smelling discharge, continuous watery discharge, fever, visual disturbance, headache, drowsiness and blurred consciousness after the surgery, the hospital should be consulted immediately and the doctor should be contacted.
Postoperative bleeding is extremely rare, but sometimes a small amount of pink colored nasal discharge, a small amount of blood mixed with saliva or a few drops of fresh blood may come from the nose after surgery. In cases such as excessive fresh bleeding from the nose or mouth, bloody vomiting after discharge, the hospital should be consulted without delay and the doctor who performed the surgery should be contacted.