Can we lie on the side after rhinoplasty? This is the question that has been concerning customers recently. Lots of customers have asked for an answer from Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital. Understanding the customers’ concerns, Gangwhoo Cosmetic shall conclude the answer in the following article.
Can we lie on the side after rhinoplasty?
Discussing this question, we have 2 contrasting opinions. One shows that lying on the side after rhinoplasty is prohibited whereas the other opinion shows that lying on the side after rhinoplasty can never negatively affect the new nose.
About the opinion claims that lying on the side after rhinoplasty is prohibited: After rhinoplasty, the cartilage used has not been stable and firm. Thus, any lightest impacts can potentially damage the new nose shape and make the nose get crooked.
About the opinion claims that lying on the side after rhinoplasty can never negatively affect the new nose. If the rhinoplasty surgery is performed by a highly qualified and experienced doctor, which involves the cartilage was put into the precise place and the nose splint is used carefully, you can normally lie on the side without having to worry about your nose.
So which one is true? According to First Level Specialist Phung Manh Cuong – currently working at Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital, you should avoid lying on the side, lying face down, put your hand on your forehead to prevent your nose from getting damaged.
How long after rhinoplasty can we lie on the side?
How long do we have to avoid lying on the side after rhinoplasty? First Level Specialist Phung Manh Cuong says, after rhinoplasty, you should not lie on the side and face down for about 15 months after rhinoplasty so that the new nose can recover completely.
Solutions when you accidentally lie on the side
If you accidentally lie on the side and get your nose crooked, do not be too panicked, stay calm, and consult your doctor for the best solution.
3 ways of lying down that you must avoid after rhinoplasty
Asides from lying on the side, you must avoid the 3 following ways of lying after rhinoplasty:
Lying face down
Lots of people tend to lie face down while sleeping. This habit is not good for you especially for those who have just undergone rhinoplasty. The pressure on your nose while lying face down can cause great risks to your nose of getting crooked.
Putting hands on your forehead
Just like lying face down, lots of people tend to put their hands on the forehead or the face while sleeping. Although this does not cause as much pressure as lying face down, the risks of getting their noses crooked are tremendous.
Cover your face with a blanket or pillow
Lots of people like to sleep in complete darkness, so they cover their faces with a blanket or a pillow. This can make it harder for you to breathe. To those who have just undergone rhinoplasty, this can cause great discomfort and damage the nose shape.
How to lie down in a good position
After rhinoplasty, the good position while sleeping is lying on the back. If you are not comfortable with this position, it is hard for you to sleep through the night. Put 2 big pillows on the sides to prevent yourself from changing your sleeping position unconsciously. You only need to lie on your back for 15 days after rhinoplasty.
After undergoing the following check-ups and thread removal, the doctor will base on the condition of your nose to suggest a safer sleeping position. Stay assured that you might probably lie on the side by now. But if you are still worried that 15 days are not enough. you may avoid lying on the side for 1 month after rhinoplasty.
How to take care of your nose after rhinoplasty?
Asides from the sleeping position, to ensure safety for your nose after rhinoplasty, you need to strictly follow the doctor’s instructions on how to perform hygiene, protect your nose as well as what diet is good after rhinoplasty.
- Regularly cleaning your nose with physiological saline (2 times/day) and keeping your nose from getting wet that can grow habitat for bacteria.
- Avoid intense activities and sports training after rhinoplasty. Instead, you should take light activities to enhance your blood circulation that can quicken the recovery of your nose.
- Avoid external forces, pressure, impact to your nose.
- Avoid eating beef, seafood, chicken, sticky rice, water spinach, alcohol, stimulants, drugs.
- Eat more vegetables and fresh fruits and increase water intake (2 – 3 litters/day)
These are the answers and solutions for the question: “Can you lie on the side after rhinoplasty?”. We hope you’ve had enough useful information to take care of your nose even you do not undergo rhinoplasty.
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