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.