Top 5 Things You Should Know About Recovering From a Nose Job

Introduction to Nose Jobs


You’re looking forward to the day the bandages are off, the packing is out, and the bruising and swelling is almost gone. If you stay the course and do what your plastic surgeon says, the chances of complications that delay your recovery are lower. Here are some of the more common tips that professionals at rhinoplasty services provide to help their patients recover in a timely manner.


No Peeking


It’s tempting after a time to take one quick peek under the bandages. Resist the temptation. If you don’t, there could be some serious repercussions.


Bandages after nose jobs perform several important tasks. One is to protect the tender tissue from exposure to bacteria and germs. When you remove the bandaging for even a minute, there is the chance that something will inflame or infect the tissue. Your best bet is to keep your hands off the bandages and wait for the surgeon to remove them in a setting that’s sterile and safe.


Alcohol is Off Limits


As much as you may like the idea of a glass of wine right now, alcohol will have to wait until the surgeon says it’s fine. Even in small amounts, the alcohol can interfere with the body’s ability to heal. Remember that once you are healed, you can sit back and enjoy whatever type of alcoholic beverage you want, maybe even one that you only treat yourself to once in a great while.


Professionals at rhinoplasty services understand that people who like a drink now and then may find it difficult to do without for one to two weeks. Some will provide a list of beverages that you can enjoy in place of those. That includes products designed to provide the taste of beer or wine but not the alcohol content.


Stay Away From Blood Thinning Pain Relievers


There will be some discomfort and it’s natural to want something for the pain. Avoid any over the counter product that would thin your blood. Your surgeon can recommend pain relievers that are fine for people to use after they have nose jobs. Every suggestion offered by the professional will help ease the discomfort without thinning the blood.


Stay Away From Tobacco Products


Smoking or chewing tobacco is out of the question until after your recovery is complete. These products can also interfere with the body’s natural ability to heal. It’s good ideas to begin weaning off tobacco a couple of weeks before your procedure. As the experts at different rhinoplasty services can attest, doing so means fewer withdrawal symptoms to deal with while you recover from the procedure.


No Strenuous Exercise Until The Surgeon Approves

You do need some exercise, but keep it light. Taking walks in the morning or evening is fine. Anything that would make it necessary to dip your head below shoulder level is not a good thing right now. Just as you should keep your head elevated when sitting or settling in for the night, you also want to keep your head up while exercising. The surgeon will let you know when it’s safe to go back to the gym, and when you can use the sauna or hot tub after your workout.


Just as people need to make preparations before their nose jobs, it’s important to plan ahead for the recovery period. Follow the surgeon’s instructions to the letter and you along with your new nose can get back to doing all the things you enjoy.



Dr. Kristina Zakhary

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Thomas Matthys a former world-class track & field athlete and the founder of Swol Headquarters. He graduated from the University of Fordham with a Master’s degree in Science. Matthys is a certified sports nutritionist and personal coach of several professional athletes.  Matthys has been involved in various clinical studies within Track & Field including one on the factors associated with muscle recovery and HIIT.

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