Although you may be anxious to see the outcome of your nose operation as soon as possible, the recuperation process will take several weeks. The recovery process may be accelerated by taking certain measures, which will help guarantee that everything recovers properly. It takes about one year for you to be considered fully recovered from your nose surgery, but typically swelling and bruising should be gone within the first four weeks.
Listen to Your Doctor and Your Body
It’s easy to read articles about how to recover from nose surgery, but they should never take the place of what your doctor tells you to do. Your doctor will give you the exact instructions you need to follow for your recovery. The information provided by your doctor includes the medications to take, along with how long and how often to take them. Your doctor will also provide you with care instructions to follow to prevent any infections.
Your doctor can give you all sorts of advice on how to take care of your body from the outside, but they don’t know what is going on inside your body. Only you can know exactly how you feel after the surgery by listening to what your body tells you. If something feels wrong or doesn’t sit right with you, be sure to talk with your doctor immediately.
Elevate the Head
One of the most useful tips to follow after beautiful nose surgery (called เสริมจมูกสวย in Thai) is to keep your head elevated. Many patients find that sleeping on their side or lying flat after surgery is uncomfortable. Doing this can also make your recovery take longer as it increases swelling and bruising. You are also at risk of displacing your nose, making the surgery pointless. The best thing to do is elevate your head for at least six weeks following your surgery. You can do this by stacking multiple pillows to prop up your head or using a foam wedge. A travel pillow can also help by keeping your head in place while resting.
Cold Compresses Help
One of the best tools to aid in your recovery is a cold compress, especially for the first 72 hours, as it helps reduce all manners of swelling. The one thing to watch out for, though, is not applying the cold compress directly to your nose, as it can cause the cartilage or bone to shift out of place. It’s best to place the compress on your cheeks.