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Tips to treat nose after a rhino plasty - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   hello
Doctor :   hello
User :   i was wonering if i can play sports after a nose job
User :   i recently had a nose job and i wanted to know when it was okay to play sports
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   24
Doctor :   when was it done ?
User :   it was done jan 19
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and do you have any problems in the recovery
User :   no not at all
User :   can i sleep sideways?
Doctor :   ok first of all
User :   aha
Doctor :   for a speedy recovery i will recommend the following
User :   aha
Doctor :   1) Use humidifier and saline spray for 2 weeks
Doctor :   2) Keep head elevated to reduce swelling
User :   but if i sleep sideways will it affect the shape of my new nose?
Doctor :   is there any numbness ?
User :   a lillte in the tip yes
Doctor :   Avoid blowing or picking your nose for the first 4 weeks to reduce bleeding and abnormal healing
User :   oohh ok yes
Doctor :   the numbness will go dont worry thats a part of normal healing
User :   ok...but what about sleeping sideways doctor?
Doctor :   Keep your head elevated while you sleep. You should also keep your head up during the day and avoid bending over. This will minimize swelling
Doctor :   sideways is not recommended at this stage
User :   whoaa..even if it has been more than a month?
User :   oh im scared
Doctor :   full recovery will take anything between 6 weeks to 6 months
Doctor :   dont be scared
User :   oh wow....
User :   ok thank you Doctro
User :   Doctor
Doctor :   its a normal healing process
User :   im just scared my new nose bends
User :   :(
Doctor :   and please do avoid sports as it will put pressure
Doctor :   thats ok you wil see some slight bending during the recovery phase
Doctor :   but it will rectify
User :   ooohh then its normal...
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok so no tennis for now right
Doctor :   no not at all
Doctor :   the more you rest the better and speedier recovery
User :   ok thank u so much!!! :)
User :   mmmmm one more question
User :   do you recommend botox at age 24
Doctor :   sure go ahead
Doctor :   no at 24 its NOT AT ALL a need
User :   ok Doctor....Collagen for lips at any age?
Doctor :   there are more side effects and chances of a blotched job . i suggest just leave them the way it is
Doctor :   esp not at a young age
User :   oohh okay Doctor. I will just wait then
Doctor :   sure you should
Doctor :   i am sure you look great
Doctor :   take proper care of your self
User :   hehehe thank you!
Doctor :   your most welcome
User :   i will...have a nice day Doctor
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   good bye
User :   bye :)
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