18- Avoid exercising for 1 month. After one month, light exercises are permitted. Swimming and treadmill workout is permitted (diving is forbidden). Avoid ball and contact sports for 6 months.
19- Wear comfortable clothes. Do not wear pullover clothes and T-shirts and other clothes that need to be pulled over your head for two weeks after surgery.
20- Giving your hair a salon-style wash is permitted even in the first week after surgery when you have a splint in your nose; just make sure the splint doesn’t get wet. Do not wash your hair by yourself.
21- Try to avoid washing your face during the first week, as the splint might get wet; a wet splint causes skin rash and infection. Dry it with a hairdryer if it gets wet. Washing body is permitted.
22- Do not wear eyeglasses (medical glasses and sunglasses) for 3 months after surgery, as the nose pads can pressure the nose and hinder the healing of the nasal bones. If you have to wear them, tape them to your forehead so that they won’t pressure your nasal bones. Contact lenses are permitted after 2-3 days.
Do not wear eyeglasses for 3 months after surgery.
23- Avoid sexual intercourse for 10 days after surgery. Also, any adrenaline-rush activity (such as masturbation) should be refrained from during the first two weeks, as they cause inflammation in the nose and sometimes bleeding.
24- Brush your teeth gently and with a soft brush for some time after surgery.
25- Avoid lengthy phone conversations and social activities for 10-14 days after surgery.
26- Avoid laughing out loud and extreme facial movements for one week.
27- You may experience some degree of numbness (decreased sensation) in your nose tip and front teeth after surgery, which will go away after two months.
28- Avoid exposing to intense sunlight for 6 months. Sunlight causes inflammation in your nose.
29- Do not make any judgment about the result of your nose surgery until at least 6 months after the surgery, as it takes time for the swelling to fade away to an extent that you could see the results. It takes at least 12-18 months for the nose to take its real shape. Sometimes the improvement process continues up to 3 years after surgery.
30- Make sure to ask your doctor to sign for you a ‘fit to fly’ certificate for your return flight.