Plastic surgery is becoming more and more popular. This type of surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. One of the most popular forms of plastic surgery is a nose job. Lots of people get a nose job because they are not happy with the way it looks now. The length of your nose job recovery time can be prolonged if you do not listen to your post-op instructions.
Here are 8 tips from Sadrian Plastic Surgery to help speed up the process.
#1 Doctor Appointments
To speed up the recovery time for a nose job, you should follow through with all the doctor appointments after your procedure. It is very important to go to the appointments because the doctor needs to be able to see where you are and how you are progressing. If something goes wrong with your nose after the surgery, the doctor is your best source. They can help you and make you aware of what is going on and what you need to do to fix it.
#2 Listen to Your Doctors
It would be pointless to go to all your doctor appointments if you aren’t going to listen to what they tell you. Do not be stubborn, as you want your recovery time to go smoothly. Your doctor went to school and is experienced in the medical field, so they know what they are doing. They want to help you, so it is very wise to follow as directed by your doctor.
#3 Don’t Wear Clothes You Have to Pull Over Your Head
It is very important to be very gentle with the areas around your nose, after getting a nose job surgery.
You should avoid wearing anything that you have to pull over your head. These clothing items include things such as sweatshirts, t-shirts, and sweaters. It is wise to wear something that buttons or zips. You don’t want to knock around your nose a lot, or the healing process will take even longer.
#4 Avoid Strenuous Activities
More than likely your doctor will advise you during your appointments to avoid doing any strenuous activity. Your doctor will ask you to refrain from strenuous activities for the first 4 to 6 weeks. If you think it could harm your recovery, don’t do it!
#5 Use Cold Compresses
You will have lots of swelling within the first 72 hours after the surgery. The best thing to reduce the swelling is to use cold compresses, but not directly on your nose. You should apply the cold compress to your cheeks, that way there is no accidental shifting of the bone or cartilage.
#6 Avoid the Sun
It is very important to try to stay out of the sun during the recovery process. Your nose is more prone to burning, following the procedure. Too much sun exposure can cause any scarring you have to darken, and may even cause swelling to increase.
#7 Don’t Wear Glasses
After having this surgery, you should avoid wearing any type of glasses. The pressure on your nose from glasses can cause additional bruising, swelling, or even indentations that will require revision rhinoplasty down the road. The surgeon will make you aware when it is okay to wear glasses again.
#8 Maintain a Healthy Diet
Lots of people don’t realize that a healthy diet can help speed up the recovery time. Eating a balanced diet post-surgery gives your body the nutrients it needs to heal, which speeds up the process. Eating some form of protein will help your body rebuild the damaged in and around your nose. Vitamins are a great immune booster that can help fight off infections after the surgery.
There are all kinds of things you can do to speed up your recovery time. One of the best ways to speed up your nose job recovery is to listen to your surgeon and do what they say. Doctors are there to help! They want the recovery process to go by just as quickly as you do.
What Do You Think?
Have you or do you know anybody who has gotten a nose job? Did you or the people you know use any of these tips to speed up the recovery process? Let us know some of the tips you have for speeding up the process. We are always looking for new advice and tips!