Tips for Recovery from a Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Toronto

Wait at least 1 year before undergoing this procedure

Are you about to undergo a revision rhinoplasty? If so, check out these tips for recovery from a revision rhinoplasty surgeon in Toronto. Although most patients interested in revision rhinoplasty are understandably anxious to schedule the procedure, it is important to allow your nose time to fully recover from your primary procedure before undergoing a secondary procedure. In most cases, your revision rhinoplasty surgeon in Toronto will require that you wait at least 1 year before scheduling your revision surgery.

Limit activities for the first 48 hours post-operatively to prevent nosebleeds

Sleep with your head elevated

For the first 48 hours after your procedure, it is necessary to avoid actions such as bending over, lifting heavy objects, or blowing your nose, as those activities may strain your nose, resulting in a nosebleed. It is advisable to purchase a wedge pillow or prop your head up with 2 large pillows during your recovery, as sleeping with your head elevated and keeping your body at a 30-degree angle will prevent capillaries and blood vessels from dilating, reducing the likelihood of swelling and bruising. This position will also reduce the risk of post-operative bleeding and ensure that you are kept comfortable during your recovery. Some patients experience a throbbing sensation when lying horizontally.

Avoid strenuous activities

Although it is typically possible to resume work and other activities within one week of the procedure, it is important to avoid strenuous activities such as exercise and sports for at least 2 to 3 weeks post-operatively. Doing so will help reduce the risk that you will inadvertently compromise the results of your procedure by rubbing, jarring, or bumping your nose. It is also best to refrain from contact sports and extreme activities for at least 2 months unless a protective face mask can be worn.

Limit your sun exposure

Lead a healthy lifestyle

For the first 8 weeks, it is advisable to limit your sun exposure to prevent getting sunburned. Apply sunscreen diligently and always wear a hat when you are outdoors for a prolonged period of time. One of the best ways to ensure a safe and speedy recovery is to follow all aftercare instructions carefully and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The following tips will help you achieve optimal results:

  • Avoid taking medications such as Advil, Aspirin, or Motrin for 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Discuss your use of vitamins, supplements, medications, and minerals with your Toronto revision rhinoplasty surgeon during your initial consultation
  • Maintain a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins and be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Stop smoking at least 3 weeks prior to your surgery and refrain from smoking during your recovery

In addition to following the above tips, taking your time to select an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon in Toronto will enable you to achieve the best results possible. Contact our clinic today to begin your exciting transformation with Dr. Torgerson, a renowned Toronto cosmetic surgeon with a specialization in facial plastic surgery.

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