Patients who decide to have a rhinoplasty performed should understand that the operation is only the first part of the process. The way to truly guarantee success from this surgery is to take care of yourself during the recovery. You will typically have to change your workout schedule, your eating habits and in some cases, what you wear, to avoid bumping or damaging the nose. After your surgery, you will usually also have to adjust your skincare routine, to avoid irritating the healing incisions or causing any sort of problems.
Cleansing Your Face
Wash your face on a daily basis in order to cleanse the skin and help prevent infection near the incision site. It is important to use mild, non-scented cleansers in order to wash your face. You will want to be gentle so as not to disrupt the healing process or skew the results of the surgery, but you do want to make sure you keep your skin as clean as possible. A fragrance-free hypoallergenic moisturizer also should be used in order to keep your skin from becoming dry and itchy during the recovery.
Drink plenty of water during your entire recovery. By staying hydrated, your skin will replenish itself and stay moisturized naturally. It will also keep toxins out of your skin. Plan to drink between eight and ten glasses of water each day while you rest and recover from the nose job surgery.
By taking good care of your skin after the rhinoplasty operation, you will ensure that you not only get amazing results from the surgery itself but that your entire face appears to be rejuvenated after the fact.
Be vigilant about protecting your skin from the sun. The skin near the nose will be vulnerable to sunburn because it has been stretched and altered. It is helpful to avoid sun exposure for several weeks after the surgery. When you do start going outdoors or spending time in the sun again, make sure to use a sunscreen on the area and to wear a hat for extra protection. To reduce the risk of breakouts, pick a sunscreen that will not clog your pores.
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For more information about Rhinoplasty and recovery tips, contact Ear, Nose & Throat of Fairfield at 203-259-4700.