Care After Nose Surgery
- Ask somebody to drive you back home after nose surgery and assist you at home for a few days.
- Rest a lot.
- Have a healthy food.
- Decreased any movements that encourage constipation, so you should add more raw fruit to your food, and be sure to drink a lot of water.
- Follow pain medication as prescribed from the doctor.
- Don’t take aspirin or any food or medicine that containing aspirin.
- Don’t drink alcohol for three weeks because it can cause water retention.
- Don’t smoke because smoking can delay curing.
- You should start to walk as soon as you can. This can help decrease swelling and the possibility of blood clots.
- Don’t drive while taking any pain medications such as narcotics.
- You can go back to work in one to two weeks.
- Avoid activities that can increase your blood pressure for a few weeks.
- Avoid hitting or contacting your nose, and sunburn for two months.
- You can take a shower 2 days after the drainage tubes have been removed.
- Don’t exposing your scars to the sun for at least twelve months.
- Frequently use a strong sun block.
- Always use steri-strips.
- Make sure that incisions clean and check them every day for the signs of infection.
- Sleep with your head elevated on the first day.
- You can reduce swelling by using cold compresses.
- Wait until nose splint is removed before shampoo your hair.
- Try not blowing your nose for one week.
- Washing your hair and face gently.
- You can wear contact lenses when you feel that it’s ok, but don’t wear glasses until your nose is absolutely healed (around two months).
- New nose looks better in a few weeks.
- Nasal tip will drop to its permanent position in three to six months.
- It will take one year or more for the final results to not be apparent.
When To Call Doctors
- When swelling or bruising have increased.
- When swelling and redness continue after 2-3 days.
- When redness increase along the incision.
- When severe or increased pain are not cured by medication.
- When there are side effects such as headache, rash, vomiting, and nausea.
- When your temperature is over 100.4 degrees.
- When you see greenish or yellowish drainage from the incisions or smell an unclean odor.
- When the incisions are bleeding and cannot control
- When you lose your feeling or motion.
- When you have any extraordinary symptoms.
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