A month ago I had a nose job. It was a totally new experience for me. I actually did not know what to expect. I was amused and nervous at the same time. If you are going to have a nose job. It does not matter if it is because you want a prettier nose or you need the surgery to remove a health problem. I’m going to tell you about my experience and some tips that may help. I have to say that I’m not a professional, and this tips and tricks are only things that helped me through my surgery and after it.
1.- If you are a nervous person, you may need general anaesthetic instead of the local one. Why this? Because, you will be able to listen everything the doctor say and the whole process of the nasal reconstruction. Ask your doctor first and expose the situations that you consider important.
2.- Get a nice sleep the night before: You might not be able to sleep the whole previous night, cause the pain is not gonna let you.
3.- Buy a comforting pillow: This is going to help at the sleeping time.
4.- Wearing glasses is not an option: The nose can be more inflamed and the healing process will be slowed down. Instead; try buying some contacts, but remember contacts take time to make, so buy them one or two weeks before the surgery.
5.- Avoid using your phone after and before the surgery. You are going to be tired and using electronic devices is not the best option.
6.- The Hair: Your nose cannot touch water at all, so taking a shower is going to be a challenge. Try not washing your hair daily before the surgery, this can make a huge difference. Cause hair will not be as greasy as if you don’t get used to not washing it.
7.- Put on Arnica: It is a natural remedy for inflammation and it can help to rush the healing process.
8.- To clean the nose use some Q-Tips: carefully grab a q-tip and put it on your nose, moving it in circles slowly and be patient cause it can take a while.
9.- DO NOT BLOW YOUR NOSE: I made this mistake, my nose started bleeding for 7 minutes uncontrollably. Even though you have the need to blow your nose. Do not do it.
10.- In case you blew your nose: Do not move to much, put a gauze on, and it will stop bleeding eventually.
11.- Drink a lot of water: This is a very important thing, try drinking as much water as you can, if not your lips will be totally dry. Believe me.
ADVICE FOR GIRLS:
I’m not trying to be judgmental, but I don’t think guys would do this things. If you guys wanna try this, its okay as well.
1.- Having eyebrows done: After the surgery you would not be able to do your eyebrows, it would be really painful if you even try it. Also it is not good for your nose health.
2.- Try not to use makeup: I know some girls can struggle a lot with this, but leaving your face specifically your nose and it surroundings without makeup can be beneficial for you and your nose will appreciate it. This is basically because of the chemical substances that these products can contain.
3.- Try light odors, do not use very fragrant perfumes cause they can be really strong odors for your nose.
4.- Your nails cannot be done: This is a medical restriction when having a surgery.
5.- Remove the unwanted facial hair, if you want of course, after the surgery it can become a little difficult to get rid of those baby hairs.
Remember that this things listed above are just things that personally helped me. Dont be afraid before the surgery. It is going to be a very satisfying moment when you see the results. Dont forget that you are beautiful or handsome the way you are. If you want more advice tell me on the comments. Good Luck!