Postoperative Rhinoplasty: The Main Care You Should Have

Care to relieve swelling and protect your nose from trauma are the main steps you should take in your recovery and after nose care (การ ดูแล หลัง ทํา จมูก which is the term in Thai).

Imperfections in the nose can be a source of incredible frustration and insecurities, as it is literally “in our face.” Fortunately, rhinoplasty allows solving the patient’s main complaints about this region once and for all. This plastic surgery allows you to give a new shape, reduce or increase the size, correct the prominent bone, adjust the symmetry, raise or lower the tip and decrease the width of the nose, among other possibilities.

However, it is necessary to strictly follow the surgeon’s recommendations during the postoperative rhinoplasty period for the best possible results. After all, these measures exist to ensure healing of the region and patient comfort.

Tampon Care And Dressings

One of the most common doubts about the postoperative rhinoplasty period is whether the nose will be covered, preventing breathing. The patient will wear a gauze plug for 24 hours, but it is entirely possible to breathe through the mouth. In the first 48 hours, it is normal for there to be a little bleeding, which can pass through the gauze packing. So don’t be scared! For 7 days, the nose will be immobilized by the plaster, which must not be wet. After that, the patient will only wear a micropore dressing for another week.

Pain Management After Rhinoplasty Surgery

Every surgery causes a specific pain level as the tissues are worked on. Rhinoplasty is no different, but you can alleviate this discomfort with painkillers and anti-inflammatories prescribed by your plastic surgeon. The pain shouldn’t be too intense. If you’re still unsure, see more about the right time to perform nose surgery.

Follow All Your Plastic Surgeon’s Recommendations

In addition to using the correct technique and the surgeon’s precision, the success of plastic surgery depends on the patient’s care during his recovery. Therefore, you must follow all your surgeon’s recommendations in the postoperative period of rhinoplasty, attend scheduled appointments and report any different symptoms. Thus, your surgery will meet your expectations in the best way!