The basic logic of post-operative recommendations is based on the idea of avoiding increased pressure on your nose and face.
- Lie down for about 4-5 days with your head about 45 degrees upright (use 2 or 3 pillows when lying down), you can lie on your side, but don’t touch your nose with pillows, sneeze as your mouth open.
- There is a paper tape on the outside of your nose and a plastic protector on the nose, and there may be silicone tubes that keep the nose tunnel open and support, do not try to remove them. Removal of splints is a painless procedure and our assistant will inform you the time to be taken them.
- Your plaster is water-resistant, but don’t let tap water enter the nose, especially for the first 3 days (use only sea water into the nose written in the prescription). Please wash carefully so that water doesn’t get into the nose for the first 3 days, then you can take a shower with warm water for 2-3 minutes including your plaster (keep the bathroom time as short and avoid the hot and steamy environment). In our revision patients to whom ear or rib cartilage is used, the cartilage area should not come into contact with water for the first 3 days, and then you can take a shower.
- It is normal to have a mixed blood flow through the nose for the first 1-2 days after surgery. There will be a small gauze bandage in front of the nostrils to absorb these leaks; you can replace them as they become dirty occasionally until the leak ends.
Swelling may increase slightly until the 3rd day of the operation and it starts to recover at the end of the 3rd day. Thanks to our careful work in the surgery, we do not expect irritating swelling and bruising, and therefore we do not consider that it is necessary to have a cold application at your home, but in spite of all care if there is a significant swelling, you can apply cold or ice to your face (15-20 minutes per hour).
- Nasal blockage may occur due to healing areas, scabs and accumulated defluxion in the nose during the first 1-2 weeks after surgery. Regular use of nasal spray and moisturizing drops will help you get over this process easily. During recovery this blockage will decrease and the nose will gain normal health. Nose cleaning as very hardly should be avoided for the first month after surgery.
- Ameliyat sonrası bir hafta süreyle aspirin gibi kanamayı arttırma riski olan ilaç kullanmayınız. Ameliyat sonrası bir hafta tütün ve alkol ürünleri tüketilmemelidir. Burunda beklenmedik yoğun bir kanama, yüksek ateş, beklenmedik bir ağrı olduğunda bizi bilgilendiriniz.
- You can start brisk walking approximately 2 weeks after the operation, but do not do heavy sports for a month, do not receive a blow to your nose, or do not stay in a hot environment such as a sauna that increases blood flow to your
Do not wear glasses for 2 months after surgery. If there is no swelling you can wear lenses the next day and if there is swelling you can wear lenses after the 3rd day.
- For sun protection for 2-3 months after the operation, use sunscreen with 30 factor or more to cover the under eye and nose area. Drugs will be given as a prescript and the suggestions about their use are as follows:
– Ciproxin 750 mg antibiotic, one in the morning and evening on a full stomach
– Arveles tb, one in the morning and evening on a full stomach
– Aerius tb, one piece a day
– Sterimar nasal spray, spray into the nose 3-4 times a day
– Terramycin eye pomade, apply 2 times a day to the place where the nose is stitched, just squeeze
a strip, do not pull the stitches
– Apply Arnica cream to the skin under the eyes 2 times a day
– Iliadin Nasal Spray, when silicone tubes are removed, squeeze into the nose 3 times a day, please use
total 5 days
– Nasal Moisture Drop, drop into the nose 3 times a day
(It is necessary to take Arnica Cream and Iliadin Nasal Spray before the surgery and bring it with you on the morning of the surgery. While you are resting in your room in the morning, please apply the cream to the skin under the eyes and spray it into the nose.)