How Can I Ruin My Rhinoplasty?

How Can I Ruin My Rhinoplasty?

After a rhinoplasty, a bolster will be placed under the nose for several days. The patch should be soft enough to eat. Avoid extreme facial expressions for a few weeks after surgery. Laughing will cause discoloration and can lead to revision rhinoplasty. During the first two weeks, you can return to normal activities, such as swimming, but limit your laughing.

During the recovery period

You should avoid strenuous activities like sports. The surgery is permanent, but the recovery time is quite long. If you engage in strenuous activities immediately after the operation, you increase the risk of excessive bleeding. You should also avoid performing any physical activity that could potentially result in an accident. You don’t want to end up with an upturned nose! Moreover, you should try to limit your social life while recovering from your rhinoplasty.

During the recovery period, you should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. Most surgeons recommend not smoking or drinking alcohol for 3 weeks after surgery. Furthermore, consuming alcoholic beverages may reduce the effectiveness of the medication and cause excessive bleeding. If you smoke or drink alcohol, make sure you are not on any anti-coagulants prior to the surgery. Your body will be in a better place after the procedure.

Recovering from rhinoplasty

While you are recovering from rhinoplasty, you should avoid vigorous activities. While you are in the healing process, the bones in the nose are highly susceptible to breakage and damage. This is why you should limit your activity after the procedure. During the first few days after your surgery, you should also refrain from contact with sick people. If possible, avoid any situations where you will be in contact with people with colds and flu. You should also avoid blowing your nose.

It is possible to ruin your rhinoplasty if you do not wear eyeglasses for several months after the surgery. The nose may become red, oily, and sensitive for a few months, and you should avoid tanning for at least two weeks after rhinoplasty. You can use faceguards or splints under your eyeglasses. You should avoid wearing makeup and sunscreen for at least a month after your surgery to prevent indentations.

 Results of your rhinoplasty

If you are worried about the results of your rhinoplasty, there are some things that you should do beforehand to avoid complications. One of the most common problems is a large nose. It’s important to get advice from a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. If the surgery was done properly, it can help you breathe better and have a better appearance than ever before. But you should be prepared for any pain or bruising.


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