Patients who wish to have a rhinoplasty should realize that the surgery is just the first part of the treatment. The way to actually ensure results from this procedure is to take care of yourself during recovery. Usually, you’ll need to change your exercise routine, eating habits, and in some situations what you wear to prevent bumping or scratching your nose. Typically you will also have to change your skin care routine after your surgery, to avoid scratching the healing incisions or causing complications of some kind.
Cleansing Your Face
Wash your face regularly to cleanse the skin and help avoid infection close to the site of the incision. To wash your face it is essential to use mild, non-scented cleansers. You’ll want to be careful so you don’t hinder the healing process or distort the surgical outcomes, but you 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 in your recuperation. Your skin will replenish itself by remaining hydrated and remain naturally moisturised. It will keep toxins out of your blood, too. Intend to drink between eight and ten glasses of water every day as you rest and recover from surgery on the nose job.
After the rhinoplasty procedure, by taking good care of your skin, you can ensure that you not only get excellent results from the surgery itself, but that your whole face appears to be rejuvenated after the fact.
Be diligent in shielding your skin from the light. Being stretched and changed, the skin above the nose would be vulnerable to sunburn. Avoiding sun exposure for several weeks after the surgery is beneficial. Be sure to use a sunscreen on the area and wear a hat for additional safety when you start going outside or spending time in the sun again. Choose a sunscreen that won’t clog your pores to minimize the chance of breakouts.
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For more information about Rhinoplasty and recovery tips, contact Ear, Nose & Throat of Fairfield at 203-259-4700.