We spoke earlier generally about the best types of food you should eat after rhinoplasty, but it is as important to know which types of food you should avoid to ensure a quick and easy recovery and perfect results.
Forbidden and allowed foods after nose surgery
Hard and chewy foods:
As the swelling of the nose tissues is very close to the mouth and teeth it is very important to avoid hard and chewy foods that may cause your upper lip to stretch extremely, such as chips, cereals, baked products, noodles, etc., as these foods are very hard to swallow when your nose is stuffy.
It is very important to know that while many kinds of foods recommended above may be hard chew, they may be prepared appropriately in a way that helps the patient to obtain their benefits without them being very hard to chew. For example, apples and carrots can be sliced to a very thin easy to eat slices, dark chocolate can be melted or also sliced to thin pieces.
Another important type of foods to avoid after your nose surgery is spicy and acidic food because these foods increase the blood pressure which in turn can cause bleeding.
Also, these foods irritate the mucous tissues of the nose which can slow down or impair the healing of the wounds and may cause you to sneeze, which can be very uncomfortable and undesired after your rhinoplasty. They irritate the stomach as well, causing digestive problems that can badly affect the healing process. So instead, it is highly recommended to eat cool or room-temperature foods such as smoothies, yogurt, etc.
One of the best ways to help your body during the recovery period after your rhinoplasty procedure is to avoid processed food, as this type of food is rich in sugar, sodium, and saturated fats. Instead, it is highly recommended to eat whole foods, unprocessed and unrefined foods, such as whole grains, green and yellow vegetables, and seeds. But it is important to eat only soft whole food.
Very hot/very cold foods:
It is very important also to be aware of the temperature of the food you are eating after rhinoplasty, as it is not recommended to eat very hot or very cold food right after your surgery. These types of food can worsen the discomfort during your recovery surgery, as they can burn your teeth or other parts of your mouth, which may increase your pain. Too cold foods like ice cream can cause tooth pain, which may also worsen your discomfort.
Salt can worsen the swelling and the edema by retaining the water, which is why it is very important to avoid salty foods in order to have a comfortable recovery period.