Many patients are curious about when they can blow their nose after rhinoplasty surgery in Jacksonville, FL. They want to know if it is safe to do so and what is the best way to do it.
When you can blow your nose after rhinoplasty depends on your surgery type and how long it takes to heal. The staff at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery can answer your questions and help you determine the best time to do so.
The first week after surgery, it is very important not to blow your nose. This is to prevent any bleeding that could lead to further complications or prolonged healing.
A saline spray and/or q-tips can be used to clean your nose during the initial post-surgery healing period, but make sure you do it one nostril at a time so as not to disrupt the healing process.
Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions about what is and is not appropriate to do after surgery, so it is essential that you follow them.
In addition, it is important to avoid any activities that may irritate your sinuses or increase swelling in your nose. This includes wearing glasses, bending over or doing any strenuous exercises that might put pressure on the nasal bones. This will delay your rhinoplasty results and could even lead to problems in the future, such as a deviated septum or nasal blockages.