After care of Rhinoplasty surgery in our Clinics
PAIN Is surprisingly not a common complaint and most patients complain of discomfort of not being able to breath through the nose and a dry sore throat. Approximately 1 in 10 complain of severe pain.
PACKS are generally avoided or kept very small to make their removal comfortable. These usually come out the morning after.
SUTURES in case of an External approach Rhinoplasty will come out from 5-7 days. Prophylactic Antibiotics are given in case of External approach since a skin incision is involved.
POP CAST is a Plaster of Paris cast that comes off in a week but you are asked to keep it dry.
ANTIBIOTICS are used routinely in case of External or Open Approach / Conchal Cartilage grafts.
BOLSTER DRESSING under your nose To collect ooze and prevent you from dabbing with tissues which can introduce infection.
DIET advised is your normal diet.
EXERCISE is restricted and brisk Walking is allowed in 2 weeks, Running in 6 weeks, Contact sports in 12 wks with protection.
BRUISING is less common with controlled atraumatic technique but most of our patients develop a slight lower lid discoloration of medial half … perhaps from the pressure of the dressing. This usually clears in 8-10 days.
NOSE BLOWING to be avoided for 4 weeks.
MOBILE NUMBER IS MADE AVAILABLE TO TEXT THE SURGEON IN EMERGENCY