Cập nhật: 18/08/2023.

What Are The Right Sleeping Positions After Rhinoplasty?

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Proper care after undergoing rhinoplasty is essential. If you do not follow your doctor’s instructions correctly, the new nose shape will be affected? Especially, can we sleep on the side after undergoing rhinoplasty?


After rhinoplasty, the doctor will use a splint or specialized tape to fix the nose. In addition, between the two nostrils, the doctor will put on a specialized bandage with a breathing tube to support the nose bridge, the nose tip, and to fix the nasal septum. Thereby reducing the risks of a crooked nose.

After a nose surgery, the new nose shape will be shaped and fixed with cartilage. However, in such a short time, the cartilage material cannot adhere to the surrounding tissues so the nose structure has not been stable. In addition, the wound is still new so it is very sensitive and very vulnerable. Therefore, your doctor will recommend that you should avoid sleep on your side.

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Sleeping on the side can cause a strong impact and affect the shape of the nose, causing it to be crooked and deviated. Therefore, customers should not lie on the side to sleep, instead, they should lie on their backs or in a flexible position. Until the nose has recovered, the soft tissue is filled, customers can sleep on the side again.

Can We Sleep On The Side After Rhinoplasty?
Can We Sleep On The Side After Rhinoplasty?


It can be said that customers must avoid sleeping on the side at all costs. Because after rhinoplasty, the new nose shape that has just undergone dissection and cartilage implant so cannot be able to recover soon. If the customer suffers from a strong impact on their nose or has a wrong sleeping position, it will make the nose shape deviate completely to one side, greatly affecting the wound recovery process.

As this problem, Prof. Dr. Park Sung Yong – Specialist advisor at Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital said: “In order to ensure safety and make the recovery process for the new nose shape go smoothly, the customer should not lie on his side to sleep in the first few days. After 2 weeks, the customer can lie on their side again because the tissues and muscles in the nose have adhered to each other. When the nose has completely recovered, sleeping on the side no longer affects the nose.”


Customers must avoid sleeping on their side after undergoing rhinoplasty, so what are the right sleeping positions to ensure the best result and a beautiful nose shape?

1. The right sleeping positions after rhinoplasty

The appropriate sleeping position after rhinoplasty is on your back. Customers must lie on their backs for at least 10 days after the suture is removed. Then, if it’s too uncomfortable to sleep in one position, you can lie on your right or left side, but you should change the position after a few minutes.

The human body often makes some unconscious actions while sleeping. Therefore, you may sleep on your stomach, on your side, … without even knowing it.

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To prevent unconscious changes in sleeping position, please follow the following tips: Place a soft pillow on both sides of the head to keep the head and neck fixed, so there will be no changes while sleeping.

2. What should you do if the nose gets deviated after sleeping on the side?

In the cases that the customer accidentally sleeps on his side during the first few days after rhinoplasty, there is no need for the customer to be too worried.

As soon as the customer notices their nose has been crooked, deviated, or any other small abnormal signs, they should go to the hospital for examination and an effective treatment plan.


To ensure a beautiful nose shape after rhinoplasty, besides the appropriate sleeping position, it is essential for customers to follow the right care regimen under the doctor’s instructions.

  • Hygiene
The incision is located inside the nasal cavity to hide the scar, so proper hygiene is very important. Because in the humid and dirty nasal cavity, the air will accumulate, making the sutures infected. Remember to clean the incision twice daily with the physiological saline solution prescribed by your doctor.
  • Activities

Although customers do not need a lot of rest at home, in daily activities, they need to avoid intense exercise and impact in the nose area such as gym, jogging, …

  • Diet

Nutritional menu after rhinoplasty: Eat lots of green vegetables, fruit juices, and limit foods containing stimulants, fatty foods.

In particular, customers must abstain from types of food that cause inflammation and slow healing: Water spinach, sticky rice, rice and seafood, etc., for at least 1 month.


When it comes to rhinoplasty, every customer will immediately think of Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital. Gangwhoo is one of the top Korean Cosmetic Hospitals that bring the best rhinoplasty service in Vietnam.

At Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital, we have the best specialists who have years of experience in beauty services and have been well-trained in Korea. Therefore, rhinoplasty procedures at Gangwhoo will be carried out safely to ensure the best and long-lasting result.

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On top of that, at Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital, we also bring the top Korean rhinoplasty services and high-quality cartilage materials used in rhinoplasty to ensure no complications to the body.

In particular, our Vietnamese – Korean doctors shall examine and advise the most suitable rhinoplasty technology for each customer.

Doctors at Gangwhoo constantly attend International conferences of beauty technology
Doctors at Gangwhoo constantly attend International conferences of beauty technology

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We hope you’ve had enough useful information and answers about whether you should sleep on the side after undergoing a rhinoplasty or not. If you have any further questions or concerns, please leave a comment, contact Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital, or via our Hotline: 0901.666.879 for the most thoughtful guidance and advice.


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