Postoperative care is critical for improving nasal shape and recovery after rhinoplasty. Bathing is one of the most notable aspects of nasal aftercare, and you must proceed with caution because if the splint or nasal plaster becomes wet, the results of the operation may be altered.
We will cover specific instructions for bathing and showering after rhinoplasty in this article to reduce the risk of infection and other nose job complications. Furthermore, reading this article will inform you of the best time to shower after a nose job.
Without a doubt. Proper hygiene is critical for surgical recovery, but you must be aware of all pre-op and post-op instructions. You can only wash the neck down for the first week after a nose job because the dressing, adhesive bandage, and plaster should not be soaked.
You can take a bath and wash your face and head without shampoo at the end of the first week before going to the doctor to have the splint removed. You can also pour water on the adhesives to make them easier to remove.
Hot water should be avoided for the first few weeks. Also, after taking a bath, remove the adhesives and re-apply according to the instructions. Taping is required twice a week for up to two months after surgery.
Showering after rhinoplasty cast removal can be done normally as you used to do before your nose job. Cast removal could be near two weeks after surgery, but it may vary based on your doctor's advice. Pay attention that you can take a shower after two days but you can just wash your body with lukewarm water and you should not soak the splint and plaster.
In addition, you can wash your hair and body after one week based on the instructions we said before. Be sure to discuss this with your surgeon and follow their advice.
Many patients should be able to return to the shower about 48 to 72 hours after their procedure. However, their first few showers after surgery will be modified to prevent infection. It will be a while before you can take a normal shower again.
When taking your initial showers after surgery, follow these guidelines.
. Keep Surgical Areas Dry - Cover incisions sites and the surgical area from direct water exposure as directed by your surgeon. You must keep this part of your body dry.
. Use Lukewarm Water - Avoid inflammation by using lukewarm water only.
. Use the Gentle Shower Settings - If you have an adjustable shower head, use the gentlest water setting to prevent disturbing surgical incisions and healing tissue.
. Shower Briefly - Keep these first showers brief to avoid inflammation and to keep the surgical area(s) dry.
. Pat Yourself Dry - After your brief shower, pat your body dry gently. Do not rub vigorously with a towel. Let the air do the rest of the drying for you.
This will differ from patient to patient depending on their surgery and recovery progress. It could take a week or more. Make sure to consult with your surgeon and follow their instructions.
Most patients will be able to take a bath about two weeks after surgery, though there may be special instructions or restrictions to consider. Again, be sure to discuss this with your surgeon and follow their advice.
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