Swelling of the nose after plastic surgery is normal and must happen, and the period of swelling varies from one case to another for several reasons. Find out with us when the swelling of the nose subsides after cosmetic surgery and how you can reduce it with some simple tips and instructions.
Your desire to have a rhinoplasty may be due to several reasons, such as the desire to reduce the nose, fix its crookedness, or improve the breathing process by changing the airway, in addition to the presence of several procedures that can be done during rhinoplasty, these procedures include changing the position of the nasal cartilages only or It may be cutting part of the nasal bone or changing the breathing path only.
Rhinoplasty is done by making a small surgical incision inside the nose or in the septum that separates the two nostrils, then the skin around the nose is lifted up to facilitate the process of changing the position of the nasal cartilages and modifying its shape to reach the desired results.
Lifting the skin around the nose upwards is one of the main causes of nasal swelling. This swelling is accompanied by swelling around the eyes and turning black or blue under the eyes, in addition to feeling some pain such as headache.
How to reduce the percentage of swelling of the nose before undergoing the operation
These tips may be simple, but they effectively reduce swelling and make recovery less and more likely. These tips include:
- Refrain from smoking completely before undergoing rhinoplasty and during the recovery period, as smoking prevents blood from reaching the body efficiently and thus makes the swelling rate greater.
- Avoid medications that cause blood flow before rhinoplasty, they reduce bleeding and swelling, these medications include vitamin E and aspirin.
- Consuming caffeinated or alcoholic beverages before rhinoplasty may also increase the swelling rate, so it is preferable to refrain from consuming them before the operation and during the recovery period.
When does the swelling of the nose subside after plastic surgery and how can it be reduced?
In most cases, the swelling subsides after a period ranging from one to two weeks, but in some cases the swelling may continue with it for a longer period of up to four weeks. This swelling does not negatively affect the results of the operation, but it may only need some time to disappear.
The swelling may take up to six months to completely disappear, but it is difficult to notice it after it subsides during the first weeks.
The severity of the swelling varies according to the procedures that were performed during rhinoplasty and according to the ability of each case to recover. Your body may need a longer time than some other patients to fully recover, but the results are usually the same in most cases, as swelling does not affect the results of the operation at all.
One of the ways that you can treat a swollen nose is to apply some warm compresses to the area of the nose and under the eyes several times a day.
Also, avoid doing any violent physical exertion for several days after the operation to ensure that sufficient blood reaches the areas that have been swollen.
The results of the initial rhinoplasty will begin to appear after the swelling subsides a little, and you can notice a gradual improvement in the results after the recovery period ends, but the final results may need a whole year for your nose to get used to the change that was made.
It is not possible to definitively determine when the swelling of the nose will decrease after the plastic surgery, as the swelling and its severity varies from one case to another. After the plastic surgery, and for reservations and inquiries, contact us.