How to Care for Your Nose After Structural Rhinoplasty?

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Proper care after having structural rhinoplasty will help the nose recover and get in shape quickly. Therefore, this is a very important step that we need to pay close attention to. The following article will guide you on how to take care of your nose after having structural rhinoplasty as prescribed by your doctor. Let’s follow along.

How to Care for Your Nose After Structural Rhinoplasty?
How to Care for Your Nose After Structural Rhinoplasty?

What is structural rhinoplasty?

Structural rhinoplasty is one of the most advanced and comprehensive rhinoplasty methods available nowadays. This is an effective solution for nose shapes that have too many defects or are severely damaged due to failed rhinoplasty or accidents.

The structural rhinoplasty technique involves reconstructing the entire nose shape by combining high-quality artificial cartilage and autologous cartilage. After a structural rhinoplasty, we will have a beautiful, natural high nose shape without any scars and extremely safe. Furthermore, the new nose shape can be long-lasting, even lifelong.

How to care for your nose after structural rhinoplasty?

Understanding that post-operative care after structural rhinoplasty is very important, Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital consulted the rhinoplasty experts at the hospital on how to take care of your nose after rhinoplasty.

You should comply with the following instruction on how to care for your nose:

Keep your nose clean

The first thing that needs to be ensured during post-operative care is to keep the   nose clean. Because after surgery, the wound is very vulnerable to bacteria and environmental factors, which lead to a possible nose infection.

You must minimize touching your nose with your hands or apply unsanitary ice bags on your nose. This is very dangerous for the nose. Besides, you should clean your nose with physiological saline 3-4 times a day so that the nose is always clean, not attacked by harmful bacteria.

Tips: Physiological saline used in wound cleaning is a common and safe choice. However, if you want it to be safer, you can use physiological saline used in infusion.

In addition, you should not make homemade saltwater to wash your nose because it is not guaranteed about the salt concentration as well as the sterilization probability.

Keeping proper hygiene for your nose
Keeping proper hygiene for your nose

Apply cold and warm compresses

After rhinoplasty, swelling is still common. To minimize this situation, cold compresses combined with warm compresses in the first few days are advisable. Follow the article on how to apply the cold compress after rhinoplasty to do it properly and safely.

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Avoid intense activities

Avoid exercising intensely after rhinoplasty. Intense exercise that requires a lot of strength such as intense sports or carrying heavy objects causes great pressure on the nose after rhinoplasty. Therefore, you must absolutely avoid these activities for at least 1 month after rhinoplasty.

This does not mean you have to give up exercise altogether. You can still walk gently to enhance blood circulation, which is very good for the recovery of the nose.

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Take medicines under doctor’s prescription

After rhinoplasty, to minimize the risk of infection, the doctor will prescribe medicine for you. Please strictly follow the doctor’s prescription on the dosage and when to use it for quick recovery results.

Take the following check-up as scheduled

You must take the following check-up with your doctor regularly. Usually about 7-10 days after rhinoplasty, you will have to return to the doctor to do a recheck for your nose. This helps the doctor assess the recovery of the nose and promptly detect problems for appropriate solutions.

Have appropriate diets

Having an appropriate diet is extremely important for the recovery process of your nose. The question is how to get enough nutrition for the recovery process while ensuring safety, no allergies, no complications.

Building an appropriate diet plan after rhinoplasty, which is full of nutrients while ensuring no complications occur with the nose is extremely important. The article What To Eat After Rhinoplasty will list in detail the foods that should and should not be eaten after rhinoplasty.

Having proper diet after rhinoplasty is extremely important
Having a proper diet after rhinoplasty is extremely important

What you should not do after having structural rhinoplasty

In addition to the post-operative care instructions listed above, you should also avoid doing some of the following:

Avoid wearing makeup: For at least 1 month after rhinoplasty, you should not wear makeup. Chemicals contained in makeup products can harm the skin of the nose that has not fully recovered.

Do not lie on your side, face down: Lying on your side or face down is extremely dangerous for the new nose. Because these positions create a lot of pressure on the nose, it is easy to have a crooked nose bridge.

Do not wear glasses or wear light-framed glasses: After rhinoplasty, you should limit wearing glasses. If you are nearsighted, you should choose glasses with light frames or can wear contact lenses for about 1 month.

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We hope you’ve had enough information about how to care for your nose after having structural rhinoplasty provided by Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please leave a comment below or contact our Hotline: 0901666879 for the most thoughtful consultation and advice.

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