Any surgery that you have can be painful and finding a suitable sleeping position, one that will not affect the surgical area is integral to the healing process. Below we have listed a few tips to help you sleep comfortably after rhinoplasty surgery.
35-40 Degree Angle
After having your rhinoplasty surgery, to minimize swelling, it is best if your head and nose are above the heart, at least for awhile after surgery. You can also sleep on a reclining chair for about a week as well. Using a few pillows to prop up your head is helpful.
Your Surgeon Knows Best
After your surgery, it is important to be as comfortable as possible and well-rested, but you also do not want to risk bumping your nose. Lying on your side may cause asymmetrical bruising, swelling and you might inadvertently bump your nose this way as well. Continue reading