Is Light Sniffling and Nose Breathing OK 1 Day Post Op?
- Asked by luvluv123
- 1 year ago
Hello, I am one day post op and was wondering if light sniffling and breathing out of my nose is ok to do? I am breathing out of my mouth as much as I can, but when dozing off to get some rest I noticed that I was breathing out of my nose. Also as soon as I got out of surgery I really didn't know what was going on so I took a deep sniffle, that ws the last time I sniffled deep. I just want to make sure I'm not doing or have done anything that could reallly affect my healing and outcome. Thank u.
Breathing through your nose after rhinoplsty
It should be fine to breathe through your nose as long as you do it gently. Do not exert yourself or try to force air through your noes it is congested/stuffy (as it typically tends to be immediately after surgery). Although I tell my patients that is alright to gently sniff in, I would certainly not try to blow your nose within the first 2-3 weeks after surgery. Of course, I would be sure to ask you surgeon if you have any specific questions regarding your post-operative care.
Nasal Breathing after Rhinoplasty
As long as you breathe normally without exertion you will not affect your result. Do not blow your nose or do anything to clear your airway for 2-3 weeks; follow your surgeon's instructions. It sounds like your surgeon did an excellent job if you can breathe through your nose the day after the operation.
Nasal breathing after rhinoplasty
It is fine to breathe through your nose after a rhinoplasty. On the other hand, I will have patients avoid nose blowing for about three weeks.
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