Rhinoplasty is an operation performed to provide a more aesthetic and natural appearance to the nose. If there is a hump, it is removed and the type is usually restored (lifting, etc), the thick nasal roof is thinned and narrowed.
After the surgery, the tampons are removed in one to two days and the plaster is removed in the first week. It is normal to have swelling. There may be bruises, but they are all temporary. It takes up to 6 months for the noses of the patients to fully fit. Seeing that she is getting more beautiful every day during this period will increase the satisfaction of the patients.
Your nose should match your face. If you have an unsightly arch on your nose, the tip of your nose is excessively drooping, or your nose looks disproportionate to the rest of your face because your nose is too thick or thin, rhinoplasty is the perfect solution to overcome these problems. Rhinoplasty (reshaping the nose) can change your appearance, increase your self-confidence and contribute positively to your health.
Heavy activities should be avoided for four weeks after surgery. In this process, sun rays and all kinds of risk factors that may injure the nose should be avoided. If glasses are used, tape should be used to prevent load on the nose.
How Can You Reduce Bruises and Swelling?
Bruises and swellings are different in every body. The key here is ice application and restriction of movement. Avoid activities that will increase the heart rate above 100 in the first week after surgery. Bruises and swelling are maximum in the first 4-5 days, and regress to a large extent within 7-10 days. Avoid movements that will increase intranasal pressure, do not strain, if you are going to sneeze, sneeze with your mouth open. Sleep on several pillows with your head above heart level. Avoid salty foods. I add some creams and vitamins to the recipe that will reduce the bruises earlier.
When does the nose come to its final shape?
A significant amount of swelling decreases in the first 2 weeks. The rest of the swellings go down in the first 2 months. However, it takes 1-1.5 years depending on the “skin thickness” for the nose to completely descend and settle. Especially the shape of the tip of the nose starts after 6-9 months. This period may be slightly shorter in patients with thin skin. Whether the nose skin is thin or thick, patience will be your best friend.
When Can You Start Sports?
The blood supply to the nose is very rich. The first 4 weeks are the key period in the healing of the nose. Avoid sports and activities that increase the heart rate above 100 and increase blood pressure. The nose may swell again and bruises may occur. Light walking is best. You can actually start sports 1 month after the operation. If you are going to a gym, you can get a report from your doctor to freeze your membership. It would be wise to stay away from contact sports and sports where you can hit your face.
What You Will Experience in the Early Post-Surgery Period
There may be a slight ache in the first night or a slight pain due to the tension of the swellings. The application of cold or ice can be easily circumvented with a pain reliever if necessary. You will have not only swelling outside the nose, but also swelling, edema, slight blood leakage, clots and silicone plaques inside the nose. Depending on all these, you will not be able to breathe comfortably through your nose until your plaster, suture, plastic plaster and silicone plaques are removed after 1 week. You will have to breathe through your mouth, your mouth and lips will dry out, and accordingly, your sleep at night may be a little disturbed for the first week. It is also very normal to have leakage mixed with blood from the tip of the nose for the first few days.
How Should Wound Care Be Done?
The sutures at the tip of the nose are best treated with Q-tips dipped in oxygenated water several times a day. It removes blood, clots and dried secretions around the stitches by foaming oxygenated water in the body best. After thoroughly cleaning with oxygenated water, you can apply an antibiotic cream (bactroban, etc.). A clean wound care has an important place in postoperative healing. In order to soften the blood, clots and secretions in the nose and facilitate later excretion, gently use ocean waters or sprays specially prepared for this work into the nose. You will see a lot of benefits.
How should skin care be done?
Since your skin is under the plaster and plastic plasters for a week, the daily oil excretion and cleansing mechanisms of the nasal skin are interrupted. The skin of the tip of the nose is thick, especially rich in oil glands. Surgical trauma and edema also further wear down your skin. After the patches are removed, the crushed swollen skin will stabilize in a few days.