Having rhinoplasty surgery is becoming more and more popular. After a rhinoplasty, there are some activities and kinds of food we should avoid so that the new nose can recover and get in shape as soon as possible. So what activities and kinds of food should we avoid? Please follow the article below for your answer!
What you should avoid after a rhinoplasty
Avoid contact with water and dirt
One of the most important things to remember after rhinoplasty is to keep the nose clean, more specifically avoid getting wet and contact with dirt.
We all know a humid environment is a perfect habitat for bacteria to reside. The multiply of bacteria can significantly threaten the recovery of the nose because the bacteria can damage the unrecovered wound, which causes the nose to be infected, or worse, necrosis.
Therefore, after a rhinoplasty or nose revision, we need to avoid contact with water and dirt. At the same time, we must regularly replace bandages as well as clean the nose with physiological saline to sterilize and prevent the invasion of bacteria.
Notes: Using only physiological saline is safe enough. You can also use physiological saline used in infusion, but it might be costly.
Avoid strong contacts to the nose
Strong contacts to the nose are strictly prohibited.
After rhinoplasty and nose revision less than 1 month, the nose has not been stable and the cartilage has not been attached firmly to the nose tissues, hence the nose can get deformed easily if there are any strong contacts. Therefore, you need to carefully protect your nose and avoid any weak or strong contacts.
Avoid intense activities
Intense activities can pressure tremendously on the unstable nose bridge after rhinoplasty.
You must avoid intense sports such as fitness, lifting, running, swimming, soccer, rope skipping…or any other intense sports for at least 1 – 2 months after rhinoplasty. In addition, you must not carry heavy objects.
You can walk to enhance blood circulation, walking can help recover the wounds quickly.
Avoid lying on the side
You must not lie on the side while sleeping after rhinoplasty, because it can cause enormous pressure on the nose bridge and make the nose become crooked or deformed. Hence, the doctor suggests you lie on your back for 1 month after rhinoplasty and nose revision.
Furthermore, you should not put your hand on your forehead because it can badly affect the nose bridge.
Avoid bad kinds of food to the nose
An appropriate diet after rhinoplasty must be thoroughly considered to ensure quick recovery without any complications.
After rhinoplasty, we must avoid kinds of food that can cause allergies, keloids, or disturb the recovery process. At the same time, we should increase the kinds of food intake that can enhance the healing process.
Kinds of food that must be avoided:
Solid food, beef, chicken, duck, frog meat, noodle, sea fish – kinds of seafood, water spinach, bittermelon, sticky rice, spicy food, oily food.
In addition, we must avoid using stimulants, drugs, cigarettes for 1 – 2 months after rhinoplasty.
Kinds of food that should be increased:
- Protein provision: Tofu, pork, kinds of bean, egg, milk and dairy products, mushroom.
- Vitamin, mineral provision: Increase vegetable intake and fruits such as strawberry, kiwi, orange, grapefruit, pear, apple, avocado… Green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, cucumber,…
- Increase water intake: Drink from 2 – 3 liters of water a day. Drinking fruit juice is recommended.
Read more: What should we eat after rhinoplasty?
Avoid having sex
Having sex with your partner should be avoided after rhinoplasty or nose revision.
Basically, having sex with your partner does not affect your nose; however, strong contact cannot be evitable during sex. Therefore, we should avoid having sex for about 1 month after rhinoplasty.
Avoid wearing makeup
In makeup materials, there are plenty of chemicals, and most of them can badly affect the sensitive nose skin area after surgery. Thus, we must avoid wearing makeup for about 1 month after rhinoplasty.
Avoid using strange medicines
After rhinoplasty, the doctor will prescribe appropriate medicines that can reduce swelling, bruises, and pain. You must strictly follow the doctor’s prescription.
If you want to use medicines that are not included in the doctor’s prescription, you must consult the doctor to avoid side effects that can badly affect the healing process.
We hope you’ve had enough useful information about what you should avoid after a rhinoplasty to care for your nose better. Thanks for reading.