Aftercare Guidance

This section provides a general guidance. It should be noted that everyone heals at a different rate.

  • It is advisable that you take the painkillers provided at least for the first 24 to 48 hours even if you do not have any pain.

 

  • Use the antibiotic ointment provided regularly

 

  • To reduce bruising and bleeding in the first few days apply ice packs over the forehead (15 minutes each time)

 

  • Sleep in a semi-upright position

 

  • Avoid bending down and lifting objects

 

  • You may continue to feel some nasal congestion and ‘stuffiness’ for several weeks. It is best to avoid blowing your nose for about two weeks.

 

  • Sip water regularly as mouth breathing may make your throat dry and sore.

 

  • You are advised to use saline spray such as STERIMAR on a regular basis (10 to 20 times per day) until you see your surgeon about 7 to 10 days after your surgery. This is extremely important and must be performed diligently.

 

  • While your nose is healing, it is very mobile and may easily move and become deviated ‘bent’. You must protect your nose against any trauma.

 

  • Do not get the cast or your face wet as a warm moist environment harbours bacterium and may lead to a possible wound infection.

 

  • Your cast should continuously remain secure over your nose until is removed on your first post-operative appointment. Your nose can get deviated if the cast falls or is removed.

 

  • Avoid putting cotton buds or your finger into your nose to try and clean crusts.

 

  • Avoid activities such as housework.

 

  • You may be able to wear your contact lenses after 5 to 7 days.

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