Rhinoplasty After Care Instructions

If you have undergone “rhinoplasty”, there will be cuts on the inside of your nose, and on some occasions a tiny laceration in the cells in between your nostrils. In general, if you have had rhinoplasty surgery in Thailand, then your surgeon will give you dissolving stitches.

The cartilage material in your nose, and commonly the bones would have been modified, rearranged and improved. There will also be packaging on your nose as well as a plastic “splint glued to the outside of your nose. The function of the tape and splint is to hold your the shape of your nose, cartilage and bone in their new placement while you are recovering.

Raise your head

It is vital to keep your head raised or elevated most of the times, this includes when you are sleeping. You could do this on a reclining chairs with cushions popped up. Simply keep a minimum of a 45 degrees angle. Head altitude is vital to reduce wounding and swelling and to assist recovery.

Packs, splints, and plasters

The packs inside the nose need to continue to be in position around two to five days. They remain in longer if you have had a Septoplasty. Often they will appear out of the nose a little. Clean your finger before pressing them back in. Do not take out the packs as this could stimulate bleeding. The drip pad under the nose is generally for tidiness It could be transformed as needed.


Anticipate anything could happen including hemorrhaging the day of surgical procedure and the day after surgical procedure. This slowly reduces with time. Do not remove the splint as your doctor will remove it within 7 days.


It is all right to bath however keep the nose and splint completely dry. Ensure the temperature level of the water is not also warm as a balmy bath could induce the splint to sweat off. We do not wish this to occur as it is not possible to change it.


Take your prescription antibiotics as suggested. Nose job surgical procedure normally has
marginal discomfort. Beware of taking the pain killer which could result in nausea and throwing
up. If the discomfort is very little simply take Tylenol.

Post operative rhinoplasty care


  • Take your time to rest.
  • Eat nutritious food.
  • Keep incisions and Inspect your nose everyday to ensure it is free of infection
  • Take a lot of liquids as this will help you recuperate from surgery.
  • Use cold compress as it will decrease swelling.
  • Go back to the clinic 1 week after surgery to let the splint be removed and your nose be cleaned.


  • Do not drive 24 hours after surgery.
  • Do not do exhausting activities for 23 weeks.
  • Do not expose your scar to sun for at least a year.
  • Do not blow your nose for 7 days.
  • Do not drink alcohol for 3 weeks
  • Do not smoke.

What To Anticipate

  • You could be up and around in 2 days, however it will certainly be weeks before you are totally back on normal.
  • Feeling low is common.
  • After surgical treatment, especially throughout the initial 24 hrs, your face will feel swollen.
  • A percentage of blood loss prevails throughout the first couple of days.
  • A splint is used promptly after surgical treatment for 7 days. Nasal packs might be utilised.
  • Minimal postoperative discomfort.
  • Your nose might hurt and you might have a slight headache.
  • Temporary swelling and wounding around eyes and nose will certainly improve in the beginning and peak after 2 or 3 days. The majority of swelling and wounding must vanish within 2 weeks. Some refined swelling continue to be for months.
  • Healing is slow and continuous.
  • You may experience little or no sensation around the operative locations.
  • Black eyes and inflamed nose and eyelids for a week or two.
  • You could experience some pain with breathing.
  • Swollen nasal cells could cause nose to appear “packed up” for a number of weeks.
  • Splint Removal by a Surgeon



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