The recovery time after rhinoplasty in Iran, like other postoperative recoveries, requires special conditions. Postoperative rhinoplasty care is one of the most important parts of the rhinoplasty process and if not followed properly, you may not get the exact result you want or you may not get the shape you want later.

Rhinoplasty takes less than two hours, but recovery after surgery will be much longer. Of course, the time required for complete recovery is different for each person. Achieving the desired result from rhinoplasty requires postoperative care, and of course, waiting a few months for the rhinitis to decrease. In the following article, we will give you more details about the recovery time after rhinoplasty in Iran.

Important points during the recovery time after rhinoplasty

  • Yawning after rhinoplasty

In general, yawning during recovery after a nose job has no negative effects unless the mouth is opened too much. Excessive opening of the jaw should be avoided for several months while yawning so that the skin of the nasal area does not shrink or stretch. Try short but long yawns instead of deep, long ones. Also, when yawning, hold the splint and bandage on the nose to put the least pressure on the nasal sutures.

  • sleeping

Sleeping in the right way helps reduce swelling and bruising. It also prevents bruising and damage to the nose during sleep.

 How to sleep after rhinoplasty in Iran:

  • Make sure to sleep on your back; Lying on your side results in swelling on one side of the nose and the nose might become asymmetrical. Lie on your back to reduce nasal swelling in a balanced and symmetrical way.
  • When sleeping, put a few soft pillows under your head so that your head is slightly higher than your body. This will help reduce swelling and bruising.
  • Try to maintain this state for one to two weeks, but as the swelling decreases, you can also sleep on your side. However, put a few soft pillows under your head for a while so that your head is still slightly higher when lying on your side and your nose is not in contact with the floor or mattress.
  • Nutrition after rhinoplasty

After rhinoplasty in Iran, there are a few basic things to keep in mind when eating out. First, sodium intake increases nasal congestion. For this reason, you should avoid salt as much as possible for a month. Try to prepare your daily food with the least possible amount of salt. Also, avoid spices and spicy and allergenic foods.

Your body needs more fluids after surgery. Drink plenty of fluids and water for the first few days after your nose job in Iran. Try eating more fresh fruit and don’t forget natural juices, avoid compote and nectar. Pineapple and kiwi help to heal wounds faster. Also, add more fresh vegetables to your diet. Another food that is also recommended to eat more is fish and shrimp.

How long is nose job recovery time?

About 3 to 4 days after rhinoplasty in Iran, nasal tampons are removed and patients should rest and take care of their wounds about 8 to 10 days after their nose job in Iran. Also, it’s necessary for the patient to use splints from 2 to 3 months after surgery. Usually, the patient develops rhinitis after rhinoplasty surgery in Iran, and this rhinitis takes about 6 months to one year after surgery to completely disappear.

When can I take my nose splint off?

Using splints after your rhinoplasty in Ian helps reduce nasal swelling for up to three weeks. In some cases, the splint may last for up to two months. The splint can cause allergies for some people, if they use splints for too long, they will get pimples and hives, which will cause the person to use splints for a shorter amount of time. People with thick skin are advised to use the splint for a longer period of time.

Which activities should I restrict during my nose job recovery?

  • Intense physical activity

Do not do any strenuous physical activity. There are many reasons to refrain from such activities. The first reason is increased blood circulation to the face and thus increased swelling and bleeding. Intense physical activity can also expose the nose to severe damage.

  • Blowing the nose

Allergies, colds, and the flu are difficult times for a person who has had a nose job in Iran. After rhinoplasty, patients should stay away from people who have a cold for weeks and hands should be washed regularly. Blowing the nose can delay the healing process and cause damage to the surgical area.

  • Poking and touching the nose

After rhinoplasty in Iran, you may be tempted to touch your nose to see what your new nose looks like, but poking, touching, and squeezing the nose is not a good idea. If you touch your nose too much, there is a possibility of damage, deformation of the nasal cartilage, and changes in the direction of the bone. Try to protect the nose as much as possible from any damage.

Does rhinoplasty hurt?

The amount of pain you will have after rhinoplasty depends on a large extent of following your surgeon’s advice and tips. The more and better you follow the doctor’s advice, the easier your recovery time will be and the better the recovery process will be, the desired result will be achieved.

What rhinoplasty recovery support is offered by my surgeon?

  • Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs

Talk to your doctor about treating pain and take only the medication recommended by him. It may seem like a good idea to take anti-inflammatory drugs, but they cause the blood vessels to dilate, which can increase swelling and bleeding and increase your recovery time.

  • Use a cold compress to prevent swelling

Using cold compresses, which include a cool substance such as ice and preferably blue gels, known as Swedish glasses, is very effective on the area around the nose and face in the first three days after surgery to prevent bruising and swelling. It is best to do this, two to three times a day for about 25 minutes each time. Cold compresses prevent further swelling by narrowing blood vessels.

  • Limit salt intake

Salt causes more swelling after surgery. Reduce salt intake in your diet during the first two weeks after surgery. Eating nutritious fruits, vegetables, protein and high fiber foods will help you recover faster. These foods are naturally low in sodium.

  • Avoid spicy foods

The first three weeks after surgery are the most important time to recover. Any irritation may have side effects on your nose. For this reason, it is recommended that you avoid spicy foods during the recovery time. Spices such as chili powder irritate the sinuses and increase the severity of swelling. Any irritation to your nose can increase the recovery time.

Last word

Rhinoplasty in Iran can be exciting because you can achieve a new look and improve your self-confidence. Do not let the worries of your recovery time prevent you from experiencing this excitement. Instead, ask your surgeon all your questions and try to expect the best results with confidence.