5 Tips for Returning to Work After a Nose Job
Congratulations on your new nose! This type of plastic surgery can take some time to heal, but you should be able to return to work (as long as it doesn’t contain strenuous activity) fairly soon after. You may need to take at least ten days following the surgery to give your nose time to heal. But when it’s time to return to the usual routine, here’s a few tips for getting things back on track post-rhinoplasty.
1) Get your hair done.
If you are a little unsure about returning to work or daily routine post surgery, add a new element to your new look. Go to a salon and get a whole new hair style. This way when you return to your daily routine, likely people won’t be able to really pin point what is new about you. Except that you look great!
2) Take care post surgery.
Obviously, it’s important to avoid activity where you run the risk of damage to your nose. So you will want to stay away from most sports activities. Also, don’t blow your nose and stay away from spicy foods.
3) Be wary of sun damage.
Now more than ever, you need to wear sunscreen. Your nose is highly sensitive to sun damage at this point, so make sure you put on sunscreen and wear a large hat that can block out the sun. Be cautious with sunglasses and any glasses for that matter.
4) Wear button up clothes.
As much as possible, avoid clothes that go over your head, because that can lead to damage on your nose as the clothes go over your face. So tight sweatshirts or shirts are things you don’t want to wear post surgery. Wear a button up shirt or things with a large neck hole.
5) Contact the doctor with anything unusual.
When in doubt, see your doctor. The sooner you visit the doctor if you are dealing with unusual symptoms the easier it will be for the problem to be fixed. Address areas of concerns with your doctor after surgery and let them know if something feels wrong.
In the midst of recovery, make sure you are getting plenty of rest as this is the way your body heals. This is the first step to a new look and new life, so make sure you take care and take caution.