Rhinoplasty and tonsillectomy tomorrow, any recommendations for post op care?
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Rhinoplasty and tonsillectomy means lots of ice tea.
Sorry this may be a little late but maybe not. The best single thing for someone getting rhinoplasty and tonsillectomy is probably very strong, very cold iced tea. After rhinoplasty there is often some soreness of the throat because of the anesthetic tube and maneuvers used to keep you safely asleep, and you probably will have a little bit of discomfort from your tonsillectomy. The ice tea has been used very successfully by ear, nose, and throat/head and neck surgeons for post tonsillectomy patients forever. Be sure to use decaffeinated tea and make sure it is “black tea,” not herbal. No additives other than sugar. Very cold and very, very strong. It really should look “black.” This should help. As far as vitamins and other supplements, check with your doctor. All other issues of postoperative care should be pretty routine per the doctor’s written instructions.
Robert Kotler, MD, FACS
Over 4,500 nasal procedures performed
Surgeon Needs to Give Post Operative Orders
You should have all of this information from your operating surgeon. Good luck and be well, wishing you a rapid recovery.
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Advices for post op, some advices:
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Rhinoplasty and tonsillectomy recovery
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