The Top 10 Tips To Help Speed Up Your Recovery After a Rhinoplasty in Toronto
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So, you’ve booked your Toronto rhinoplasty procedure, and now you’re excited to see results. Many patients note significant changes right away. However, no matter your nose job type, there are likely to be longer-term improvements you’ll wait for.
Your facial surgeon will give you recovery instructions specific to your situation. We’re offering additional, general guidelines to help speed up the process and ensure optimal results.
Rhinoplasty in Toronto Recovery tips:
1. Listen to Your surgeon
This may seem obvious, but some people think they can take it or leave it when they receive instructions for safe healing. Especially considering what to avoid, don’t take chances! If an instruction doesn’t make sense to you, we encourage you to ask questions. Your surgeon and staff will be happy to explain all the good reasons for guidelines they give you.
2. Keep Your Head up
Sleeping differently than you’re used to can be frustrating after rhinoplasty in Toronto.
The reason it’s essential to keep your head elevated is that blood pressure increases with gravity and lower positioning. That increase leads to more swelling, and often more discomfort. Laying flat or side-sleeping could prolong bruising. We recommend that you prop up your mattress, gather lots of firm cushions before your surgery, and place pillows on either side of your head to prevent rolling over. Some patients find it easier to sleep in a recliner for the first 6 weeks.
3. Use Compresses With Care
For the first few days after rhinoplasty, application of cold compresses to your cheeks and eyes is generally permitted and can be very soothing. What’s not allowed is pressing anything onto the nose itself. Ice packs are typically discouraged because your ability to sense freezing and unsafe contact with the nose will be a little diminished. If you apply compresses, take care to keep them off the nose.
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