It is natural for a person who wants to have rhinoplasty surgery to have some question marks in their mind. Will I be able to have the nose I want? How will my surgery go? What will happen after the surgery? After nose surgery Things you should pay attention to during this period: healing processLet's tell you about it and the period when your nose will fit perfectly...

As first thought, it is very painful. after rhinoplasty Let's say that you will not encounter the process. Stinging pain that may be experienced in the first weeks after the surgery is simple. pain It can be easily controlled with cutters. Complaints such as nausea, headache, sore throat and shivering when waking up that may be experienced in the first 6 hours after the surgery are due to anesthesia. Again, fluid may leak from the nose in the early period after rhinoplasty. These discharges may appear mixed with blood. These are completely normal and will decrease and disappear over time. Under-eye bruises and swelling are minimal thanks to developing technology and usually disappear within 1 week. We recommend applying ice for swelling. If desired, you can use bruise removal creams recommended by your doctor.

Due to anesthesia, no food is consumed for 4-5 hours after the surgery. Regardless of which surgery is performed, this procedure is applied in operations under general anesthesia. After 4-5 hours, juicy and light foods can be consumed. There are no restrictions on eating afterwards.

The most troublesome period for patients is the first week. Because nasal congestion occurs for 1 week, a nasal splint is used. Actually rhinoplasty without tampon Because we do this, this period will not be as difficult as before. The splint is removed at the check-up 1 week later. Now the patient enters the process more easily and there are almost no complaints. The tapes placed on the back of the nose are renewed. For the bands to be completely removed, it is necessary to wait for the control to be done 1 week later.

The patient is discharged home on the day of surgery or the next day. There is no need to stay in hospital any longer. There is no need for bed rest after going home. He can sit, walk, cook, go out, walk, go to work. However, it is allowed to step away from these tasks for a few days, or even up to a week, to enjoy the rest. The most important of the complaints that can be seen after leaving the hospital - we call these late complaints - is nasal congestion. Nasal congestion after nose surgery It is caused by drying of streams. Drying of these discharges in the nose causes blockage of the nasal passages. To prevent this, the patient is recommended a spray.

Let's list the recovery process after nose surgery in items…

Healing Process

How long does it take to recover from nose surgery?When waking up, nausea, headache, sore throat, and tremors may occur due to anesthesia; It is temporary.

In the early period (immediately after surgery), there may be aching pain in the nose, toothache, headache (in the forehead area); can be easily controlled.

Fluid mixed with blood may come from the nose, it is natural and temporary.

No food, including water, is allowed for the first 4-5 hours after the surgery. After 4-5 hours, watery, light foods are consumed. There are no restrictions afterwards.

A runny nose can block the nasal passages. That's why nasal congestion may occur. Comfort can be achieved with special sprays that open the blockage.

It may be necessary to use antibiotics for 1 week.

It is recommended to apply antibiotic cream to the area where the stitches are located.

A check-up will be made after 1 week. The splint is removed.

After the splint is removed, the nose can be cleaned and taped again.

The bands are removed after 2 weeks.

Swelling and bruising in the eyes disappear within 1 week.

It takes up to 1 year for the nose to reach its ideal appearance. Due to the high lymphatic drainage and vascularity in the nose, edema resolves late and the period takes this long.

Massaging the nose after the tapes are removed reduces edema, but you should be careful not to press too hard while massaging.

Things to Consider After Rhinoplasty

It is recommended to sleep on your back or side to prevent damage to the nose and to reduce edema.

Glasses after nose surgery Use is prohibited for at least 2-3 months. If you must use it, it is recommended to stick it on the forehead so that it does not touch the back of the nose.

It is necessary to be careful not to blow the nose in the first months.

You should avoid direct exposure to sunlight in the first months.

The face should not be touched with water for approximately 1 week. The body can be washed, and the hair can be washed by throwing it back like at the hairdresser.

After removing the tapes after 1 week, washing the face And make up is free.

Again with the removal of the tapes sea And swimming pool actions can be performed. We do not recommend sauna and Turkish bath activities for about 2 months to prevent swelling in the nose and prevent it from recurring.

Sports after nose surgery We allow their activities as of the 2nd week, provided that they are not heavy.

The nose may become irritated due to the applied tapes and remaining closed. After the tapes are removed, you can perform personal care for this.

1 Comment

  • by sueda
    Posted 14 August 2022 22:40

    Hello doctor, I had a nose surgery about 50 days ago. I have a tingling sensation on the back of my nose these days and there is a slight elevation. I thought it was edema, but it feels hard on the hand. I wonder if this elevation will go away? Even though it's not noticeable when viewed from the side, it bothers me a lot.

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