The rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure in which various aesthetic and functional nose problems are solved. It is a highly demanded remodeling intervention since the shape of the nose is one of the causes that causes the most psychological disorders.
The intervention has a double objective: to beautify the aesthetic profile of the patient and improve respiratory function, whenever necessary. However, nasal surgery should not be “noticed” or detected. Cosmetic surgery seeks to promote a more attractive and beautiful version of the face, respecting the naturalness of each person.
What do I have to do before having a rhinoplasty?
Before making the final decision and undergoing the intervention, it is important that you have consulted directly with the surgeon who will be in charge of it so that he or she recommends the most appropriate treatment taking into account various factors in your personal case. There are two types of procedures for this operation ( closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty ), and the professional must choose the best one for his case, depending on the needs of each patient.
- Do not ingest food or drinks during the eight hours prior to the procedure.
- Do not smoke or consume alcoholic beverages during the week prior to the intervention. If it were done, it could cause healing problems and interfere with the healing process.
- Following the instructions of the surgeon, the intake of certain medications could be suspended a few days before surgery.
What will the days be like after I have a rhinoplasty?
- When you leave the operating room, we have most likely covered your nostrils to reduce inflammation and prevent bleeding (although each case is treated individually). Therefore, you may not be able to breathe through your nose for the first 24 hours.
- The following seven days, there are a series of essential cares to respect: do not use the glasses and keep a relative rest, according to the instructions of your surgeon. Of course, it is important to avoid hitting your nose during this first week.
- If inflammation and / or bruising have appeared, they subside after 7-10 days. From then on, you can lead a normal life, except for physical exercise.
- After approximately 40 days, you can resume physical activity routines.
In any case, it is essential to follow your surgeon’s personalized guidelines regarding recovery periods, use of medications, physical activity, and other recommendations.