The recovery period after rhinoplasty is a process that requires patience and time. It is very important to use the drugs recommended by your doctor after the surgery and to take the necessary care in order to get the best results from your surgery. Doing the necessary care will shorten your recovery and return to your social life in a shorter time. After rhinoplasty, patients stay in the hospital for 1 or 2 days. In this process, you should take care of yourself away from the hospital or clinic and strive to achieve the best result. In this process, we present to you in detail what you need to pay attention to, please read carefully.

  1. Use the medicines given by your doctor completely. Do not use drugs such as aspirin and derivatives, blood thinners. Because blood thinners prevent blood from clotting, you may have difficulty stopping any bleeding condition.
  2. After the surgery, you should go to your appointments completely, paying attention to this affects your recovery process. Postoperative appointments are usually given at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months and 6 months after surgery.
  3. After the surgery, you will have difficulty in breathing through the nose as there will be tampons in the nose. In this process, you should breathe through your mouth.
  4. After rhinoplasty, you may have difficulty in smelling due to congestion, although rare, you may experience taste problems, which is a temporary process.
  5. The tampon inside your nose can be changed or completely removed as needed.
  6. Since you are constantly breathing through your mouth, dryness will occur in your mouth. You should consume plenty of fluids to alleviate this dryness. Since drinking something while
    breathing through your mouth will make you more breathless, take liquid in small sips or using a straw.
  7. Eat soft, easy-to-chew foods as the chewing movement will cause you to move your nose as well.
  8. You can use lip balm or moisturizing products to keep your lips moist.
  9. After the operation, you should keep your head elevated with at least two pillows while lying down or sleeping. Try to keep your head upright all day long so that you can prevent swelling.
  10. After rhinoplasty, you can use a towel or cover to prevent blood leakage on your pillow.
  11. Try not to sleep on your face or side while sleeping. It is ideal to lie on your back after rhinoplasty, you will prevent unconscious damage to your nose while you sleep.
  12. After the operation, it is normal to bleed from the nose for a certain period of time, this bleeding may be in the form of pink or red thin leakage. However, if this bleeding is continuous and dark red, it would be beneficial to see your specialist doctor.
  13. Do not rub your nostrils and do not blow your nose, keep your hands away from your nose as much as possible.
  14. Wear clothes with front buttons or wide collars to avoid any damage to your nose.
  15. After the operation, stay away from bending and lifting heavy things for at least 2 weeks.
  16. Do not do heavy sports and exercises before the time determined by your doctor.
  17. Head pressure is important immediately after the surgery, activities that increase the pressure should not be done and air travel should not be done.
  18. There will be a plaster splint on the nose after rhinoplasty. This splint not only gives your nose its new shape but also provides protection for your nose, so be careful and don’t mess with your hands.
  19. If you do your dressings regularly and follow your doctor’s recommendations, your splint will be removed within 1 week.
  20. After the tampons are removed, you should clean your nostrils with water 3-4 times a day using a cotton swab. You should never put it into the nose.
  21. During the healing process after nose surgery, the tissues around the nose may be dry, you should use the creams and moisturizers recommended by your doctor 1-2 times a day or as needed.
  22. It is normal to experience a feeling of closure due to the drying of blood after the surgical operation, even after the tampons are removed, do not perform an operation to open your nose. Use only the spray recommended by your doctor.
  23. After the dressing on your nose is removed, your nose may look swollen and the tip is very upturned, this will improve over time.
  24. You can apply ice at regular intervals to minimize bruising and swelling. While doing this application, do not apply it on your nose, your splint should not get wet, apply it to the sides of the nose, cheeks and eyes.
  25. After the operation, swelling and bruises will occur on your face and under your eyes.
  26. You can apply make-up after the first 15 days.
  27. You should not wear glasses for at least 2 months after the surgery. You should get information from your doctor about how to use it in the next process. You can use lenses during this process.
  28. After your rhinoplasty surgery, you can return to your social life after the leave period recommended by your doctor.
  29. In this process, there may be a feeling of numbness on your nose tip and upper lip, this feeling will pass over time.
  30. You may have difficulty coughing or sneezing, and it may hurt a little. In such cases, try to cough and sneeze as gently as possible.
  31. Brush your teeth slowly after rhinoplasty. Especially do not move your upper lip upwards.
  32. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for one month. Especially in this process, use sunscreen creams.
  33. Do not enter hot and humid environments such as the sea, Turkish bath, sauna for at least 15 days.
  34. After the rhinoplasty operation, you can take a shower at the end of the time determined by your doctor.
  35. You may feel tired and weak after the operation, you will feel better in a few days. In this process, you may have trouble sleeping, you may have some mouth, and you can use painkillers recommended by your doctor.

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