What To Do After Cosmetic Surgery....Post Op Instructions, Rhinoplasty (Nose) and/or Septoplasty
These are post operative instructions for Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty ( most commonly called a nose job)
Now that you've got that new nose, you want to know what to do during the healing process. Well read on.
Immediately After Surgery For Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, (nose job)
- Keep head elevated while at rest, sleep with about 2 pillows.
- Avoid straining or activities that brings pressure to the head.
- You may apply cold compresses to your eyes for the first 24-72 hours post op for comfort and to reduce swelling.
- Keep the outer plaster, nasal splint dry at all times.
- Do not blow your nose or attempt to clean the inside of your nose for at least 2 weeks. Saline nasal sprays or drops will aid in gently cleaning the nasal passages.
You Can Expect
- Initial light colored bloody drainage for about 24-48 hours. Change the mustache dressing(gauze pad), under your nose as needed.
- Moderate discomfort, which should be relieved with the pain medication(s).
- Mild to moderate bruising and swelling around the eyes that will last throughout the first week.
- Sutures and inner/outer nasal splints will be removed after about 7 days.
Call The Office If You Experience
- Severe pain not responding to pain medication(s).
- Acute, excessive, bloody nasal drainage.
- A continuous high grade fever (indicative of an infection).
- Call the office if you have any questions
- A fever.
DO NOT SMOKE! SMOKING DELAYS THE HEALING PROCESS AND INCREASES THE RISK OF COMPLICATIONS.
As was stated this is from the prospective of someone that actually works for a doctor that practices Cosmetic Surgery. Of course your doctor will give you specific post operative instructions for Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, and these are to be followed to the letter. This can simply serve as a backup plan.
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