A key component of a successful rhinoplasty recovery is basic common sense. The nose is very sensitive in the first month following surgery, so it is important for the We Know Beauty client to proceed cautiously and remain somewhat conscious of the tender area. This applies to touching the nose and using the facial muscles. We naturally move our faces when we react to our surroundings, but this can be painful during rhinoplasty recovery. The patient must remember to pay special attention to this delicate area that does not heal overnight.
The patient must minimize the use of the nose following the nose reshaping. This includes flexing the nose, blowing the nose, and breathing through the nasal passages. If a patient wears glasses, he or she should wear contacts for a couple months. In the days following the surgery, the patient takes prescription pain medications while the surgical splint helps set the nose in its new position. Eating softer foods reduces pain during rhinoplasty recovery time, and the patient should abstain from rigorous exercise or any activity that taxes the nose and other facial muscles. The patient should follow up with necessary check-ups at his or her We Know Beauty clinic and follow all additional recovery guidelines provided by the physician and medical staff. Rhinoplasty recovery may be slow-going, but in a matter of weeks, the client will be able to view substantial progress, especially when comparing rhinoplasty before and after photos.
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