The nose is the central part of the face and contributes significantly to the harmony of the appearance. Whether humpback nose, broad nose, long nose, a crooked nose or bulbous tip of the nose, the severity of the nose can considerably disturb the physical and emotional well-being of the affected person.

Plastic surgery is one way to fix the nose and achieve an overall beautiful face. You can opt to undergo augmentation rhinoplasty to have your beautiful nose that fits your face. But undergoing such surgery can have risk and complications. You must think about before and after nose job results.

What to consider before the operation medication

If for medical reasons the use of anticoagulant or blood thinning medication is necessary, they must be discontinued about two weeks before surgery and replaced with heparin injections. Numerous “harmless” flu and analgesics also lead to blood thinning. Thyroid hormone tablets, antihypertensive medications or cardiac drugs may also be taken with a sip of water on the day of surgery.

What to look out for after the operation

The nose plaster or special dressing will remain for seven to fourteen days depending on the extent of the surgery. Make-up is possible again after the plaster removal. Glasses may not be worn in the first time.

Depending on the initial situation, on pre-existing conditions and on the extent of the surgery, the risk of thrombosis may be increased. This may require thrombosis prophylaxis over five to ten days.

Even after the operation, the following medicines should not be taken for two weeks: anticoagulant or blood-thinning medicines as well as flu and painkillers containing acetylsalicylic acid.

before and after nose jobIn any case, bruising, swelling or a feeling of tightness may occur temporarily after nasal surgery. In order to reduce the swelling faster, it is recommended to sleep in a slight upper part of the body in the first few days.

After removal of the tamponade, swelling of the nasal mucosa and encrustation may occur. If there is a feeling of dryness in the nose, an ointment or nose drop treatment will help.

Any kind of heat such as hot baths, sauna or infrared cabin should be avoided in the first four to eight weeks. Scars must not be exposed to UV radiation until they are no longer red. Otherwise, the scars become pigmented. Scars can be protected from the sun by robes, camouflage or sunblock sunscreens.

Physical exertion, heavy lifting, and exercise should be avoided in the first fourteen days. The nose must be protected from impact for the first six to eight weeks.  Alcohol and spicy drinks should be strictly avoided for about three weeks. The preliminary result of the operation can be evaluated after about six weeks. The final result is available only after 6 to 12 months.