• Some medications may interact with anesthesia, or their side effects may manifest during surgery. Report all the medications you use to your doctor. Especially aspirin and similar drugs have to be stopped one week before surgery. There is nothing that prevents women having their periods undergoing this procedure.
• Smoking adversely affects wound healing. This is why it should be stopped as long before surgery as possible, and it is recommended not to smoke after surgery.
• If you feel common cold or throat sores before surgery, consult your doctor.
• Wear comfortable clothes to the hospital on the day of the surgery. Don't put on makeup. Leave your jewelries (wedding ring, necklace, etc.) at home.
• Have a warm shower the night before surgery. Don't use hair spray or jelly.
• If your surgery is before noon, avoid eating and drinking after midnight. If the surgery is after noon, you may have a light breakfast, taking the 6 hours fast period into consideration.
• Arriving at the hospital two hours before surgery is necessary to allow the necessary examinations (laboratory and imaging) and evaluation by your aesthetician.
You will need a caretaker for 1 day after surgery.
Alca-C effervescent tablet
Algo tablet Algo-Baby tablet
Anacin film tablet
Aspirin forte tablet
Aspirin plus-C tablet
Dispiril effervescent tablet
Doleon PH8 enteric tablet
İşaspirin tablet (SSK)
I recommend you not to consume foods that contain salicylic acid and that act like Aspirin such as almond, fresh grapes, dried raisins, apple, apricot, cherry, peach, plum, tomato and cucumber for a short while before surgery. These foods may increase bleeding, albeit rarely.
• In the 4 days following surgery, the head should be held high (with two pillows) when sleeping or resting.
• Applying ice compress around the eyes for 15 minutes at least for 2 days after surgery will reduce the swelling and bruises on your face. The plaster should be kept when applying ice.
• Although there may be little swelling or bruises after surgery, these may increase in the second or third days. Don't worry. These complaints will rapidly decrease.
• Pain after rhinoplasty is not very common. If you experience pain, you may take the prescribed painkiller once in 3 hours. If you don't have pain, don't use painkillers.
• If a nose tampon is used, rhinitis-like complaints may occur due to the tampon. These complaints will be eliminated after the tampon is removed.
• The tampon may stay in the nose for 1-3 days. The removal of the tampon is painless.
Nutrition after surgery should be as follows:
• Avoid solid, dry and hot foods for 4 days.
• Prefer warm or cold foods that are juicy, soft and that don't require much chewing.
• Avoid excessive mimics (straining, laughing, crying, shouting, yawning, etc.).
• You may have blood leaks from your nose for two to four days. You can wipe the leaks lightly from time to time. Don't push too hard or bruise when wiping.
• Avoid snorting or sneezing for three weeks.
• You can have a warm shower on the second day after surgery. Your plaster may be wetted since it is special.
• To prevent scabbing on nostrils, you may clean the interior of the nose by dipping a q-tip to oxygenated water for 3-4 times a day for the first 4 days. Don't insert more than the cotton part into the nose.
• Avoid straining physical activities (swimming, aerobics, jogging, cycling, etc.) for three weeks.
• Protect your nose from impact for six weeks.
• Don't use glasses for the first 4 weeks.
The skin of your nose will be sensitive to sunlight after surgery. This is why you should protect your nose from sunlight for 8 weeks (solarium, tanning). When you need to stay out in the sun for a prolonged period, you can use sun blockers with sun protection factors (SPF-28).