At the end of the plastic surgery of the nose, a plaster splint will be placed, and the nostrils will be plugged in order to maintain the stability of the new nasal structure and prevent bleeding. Immediately after awakening from anesthesia, postoperative treatment is started, which includes the use of pain relievers, anti-inflammatories, and antibiotics, as well as ice applications without wetting the cast and resting.
The patient leaves the hospital 6-12 hours after the intervention of nose plastic surgery, and from that moment on, he must maintain a series of cares aimed at avoiding possible complications: nasal obstruction, bleeding, infections, or even an unsatisfactory final result.
Although he will be able to resume his normal activity as soon as he leaves the hospital, the patient will not be able to carry out physical exercise or sports until after a month, maintaining a relative rest during the first days. You should also drink plenty of fluids to counteract the dry mouth caused by breathing through your mouth when your nose is blocked.
Complying with prescribed medication guidelines will be essential to reduce inflammation and avoid pain. You will not be able to use glasses, and you will sleep with the head of the bed raised.
The plugs of the nostrils will be removed after 3-5 days, depending on the surgeon’s instructions, and physiological serum should be applied to clean the nostrils and avoid possible infection. If necessary, the splint should be readjusted to the extent that the inflammation subsides, which will begin to occur from the second day after the intervention.
Normally, the plaster is removed after a week or three, depending on the surgeon’s criteria, since its function is to keep the new nasal structure stable. Once removed, sunscreen should be used on the skin of the nose. You can return to sports physical activity one month after the intervention.
It will take time for the nose to acquire its definitive appearance, which will vary depending on the modifications made, as the tissues need to adapt to the new shape of the nose, before settling permanently. Until that happens, a series of follow-up consultations will be held with the surgeon who has performed the plastic surgery of the nose, which will indicate the care that must be maintained at all times. It is very important to comply with all the indications and recommendations of the surgeon. Otherwise, the final result may not be as desired.