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What Not Do After Rhinoplasty?

9 Things To Avoid After Rhinoplasty

The recovery period after a nose job is as crucial as the surgery itself. The shape of your nose, which you will appreciate as a result, will depend on whether you observe all surgeon’s suggestions and remember all things not to do after rhinoplasty. Any mechanical effect on the postoperative nose can be devastating: soft tissues are damaged and deformed, and the sutures can quickly become infected.

9 Things To Avoid After Rhinoplasty

You should not do any of the following actions after your nose surgery:


  • Wearing glasses. Even with light frames, glasses put pressure on the bridge of the nose and the septum.
  • Sleep on your stomach or side. In this case, the risk of mechanical damage increases, so you should only sleep on your back and with the headboard raised by about 30 degrees (a high pillow is also allowed).
  • Intense physical activity is accompanied by increased peripheral circulation, which causes swelling and repeats bleeding from the postoperative wound.
  • Sunbathing and swimming in a hot tub, swimming pool, swimming in the sea with waves that can hit your face, visiting a sauna, visiting a solarium. All activities that increase body temperature and peripheral circulation are also prohibited after rhinoplasty.
  • Show emotions through facial expressions. Facial muscles “pull” nose tissues, which should be avoided after a nose job.
  • Sneezing with your mouth closed. It creates excessive pressure in the nasopharynx, compromising the integrity of postoperative stitches and the fragile nose.
  • We recommend patients to abstain from cigarettes before and after surgery. For heavy smokers, cigarette use should be kept to a minimum. Violation of this rule makes healing difficult and increases swelling.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption. Alcohol is incompatible with medications that the patient needs to take after surgery. In addition, alcohol slows down tissue repair, promotes vasodilation and constriction, can cause capillary rupture, and provoke swelling around the eyes.
  • Eating food that is too cold or too hot. During rehabilitation, you should limit yourself to coffee, tea, ice water, and ice cream. The restrictions are the same as in the previous point.

When Can I Do Normal Things After Rhinoplasty?

It is recommended to spend the first two weeks in a calm mode, but still remain active, not giving up daily activities and light walks. The thermoplastic nasal cast is removed at the end of the first week (or later), after removal, a thin plaster is usually applied for another week. Try to stay moderately active and have a good rest. Keep track of your water balance. Do not overload yourself with household chores; they will have to wait. Your body will need all your strength to recover from the operation.

With an intimate life, you will have to wait an average of up to 3 weeks. After this period, you can gradually return to a full daily life, work and social activities. By the end of the second week, swelling will decrease, bruising will completely disappear, and you will be able to comfortably return to social life.

What Is the Fastest Way To Recover From a Nose Job?

Many questions, worries, and concerns about the final result of the surgery are natural for every patient. It is essential to know that the rhinoplasty was successful, and only an experienced surgeon can give such a guarantee! Besides, strict adherence to Dr. Kadir’s instructions will guarantee the fastest possible rehabilitation after a nose job.

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