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What You Need to Know About Rhinoplasty


Mahlagha Homayouni


March 6, 2022


Consider your nose for a moment. Because it is placed in the middle of the face, the nose might be regarded as the primary organ of the face. However, it is equally important to understand that no one is faultless in look; even Hollywood celebrities may have some defects in their appearance.


Nowadays, rhinoplasty has become more common in all human civilizations, owing in part to accidents and damage to the nose’s structure, at which point many individuals are advised to have a rhinoplasty. However, accidents are not the only reason why beauty is one of the key reasons that has risen in recent years for a variety of reasons. Indeed, rhinoplasty results in significantly improved eyesight and a grin. A professional plastic surgeon can conduct rhinoplasty in such a manner that it improves the overall look of the face while boosting the harmony of the patient’s face. When rhinoplasty is done organically, with no abrupt changes, others will regard you as attractive without even noticing it.


skin assessment

Chapter 1

General statistics of rhinoplasty in the world

In that order, Iran leads the world in the number of rhinoplasty surgeries, followed by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. Rhinoplasty is a nose deformation that involves reducing or increasing the size of the nose, removing a bulge, shrinking the nasal fins, changing the angle between the upper lip and the nose, or changing the shape of the tip or bulge of the nose. It is the most common type of plastic surgery, accounting for roughly 70% of all plastic surgeries performed. Many rhinoplasties are performed for cosmetic reasons rather than to treat respiratory problems. According to experts, 95 %of those seeking rhinoplasty are women and girls between the ages of 14 and 45, with males accounting for the remaining 5%.

Chapter 2


Rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic procedure for those who desire to change the form of their noses. However, if you want the desired outcomes, you must seriously take the recuperation process. Rhinoplasty is a stressful procedure, and statistics show that 50% of people who have had this surgery experience neurological problems and depression during recovery.


Chapter 3

changes in daily habits and skincare

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex and challenging cosmetic and medical procedures, and the recovery period is critical. That is why there are so many recipes for anything from sleeping to laughing to sneezing after rhinoplasty. Remember that the procedure’s outcome depends on how the surgeon takes care and follows the guidelines. Skincare after rhinoplasty is one of the things that require extra attention. In the following section, we will go over skincare guidelines after rhinoplasty, which is one of the most crucial post-rhinoplasty care.

Chapter 4

A recovery period of rhinoplasty

The recovery time for rhinoplasty is different for each person. However, all necessary measures should be taken to reduce swelling and eliminate other complications that arise during the recovery from this plastic surgery. So people should expect some problems after the operation, which is normal and will go away with time. You may also experience nausea and a stuffy nose during the recovery period; this is normal, and you shouldn’t worry about it. In addition,  skincare after rhinoplasty should not be neglected.


Chapter 5

Do I need skincare after rhinoplasty?

We must definitely respond yes to the issue of whether skincare is required following rhinoplasty. In fact, without proper skincare after rhinoplasty, you will not be able to attain the desired results. Your doctor will advise you on how to be more successful before you get rhinoplasty.

You should absolutely take this advice carefully if you want to receive the finest outcomes after rhinoplasty. People who do not follow these guidelines put their skin at risk following rhinoplasty and may develop a variety of issues.

It doesn’t take long for these people to feel bad about themselves. People who attentively follow these instructions, on the other hand, will acquire the ideal rhinoplasty result.

Following your doctor’s postoperative skincare instructions will influence how your nose responds. As you are aware, your skin is one of the most crucial variables in the success of rhinoplasty.

First and foremost, your skin type is effective, and ultimately, the type of care you use can be beneficial. As a result, as a rhinoplasty candidate, you should be aware that one of the most crucial measures that must be followed is post-surgery skincare.


First step

After rhinoplasty, you will have a plaster bandage and a splint on your nose. Splints help support the new shape by protecting your nose from external shocks. You should wash your face and take a shower. In the meantime, be careful not to wet the plaster

and splint; after removing them, you should wash your face.

Chapter 6

The important point of skincare

It is essential to take care of your skin after surgery the nose with the cosmetics that your surgeon recommends. Each doctor advises their own choice on cosmetics, but in general, they all believe that healthy skin heals faster. Do not forget that one of the reasons for rhinoplasty is beauty recovery, and a beautiful nose is undoubtedly more visible with healthy and fresh skin.

If you take excellent care of your skin, you will have a quicker recovery, and the results will be visible. These precautions are especially crucial in the days and weeks following surgery.

If this care is not provided appropriately, you will experience numerous difficulties in the days following the operation. Furthermore, if you do not take care of your skin, you may not get the attractiveness you desire. The skin is a particularly sensitive aspect of the body, and its importance in cosmetic operations appears to be unquestionable. Skincare can help you heal faster from rhinoplasty and improve cosmetic surgery outcomes.

In fact, in addition to the surgeon’s performance, your skincare performance will be effective. To be more successful against potential harm caused by skin sensitivity in the operated area, you must shield your nose skin for a while.



Your rhinoplasty is still not “complete” after you leave the operating room and the clinic. Rhinoplasty is finished when the stitches in your nose are removed after a period, and you can open the dressing to get your nose back to normal.

As a result, you should always be cautious and avoid any threat to your nose and skin until this occurs. Remember that prevention will be deemed far more beneficial than therapy in this case, as in all others.

Chapter 7

Some tips for skin care after rhinoplasty

There are numerous tips for skin maintenance after rhinoplasty, and we’ve compiled a list of the most significant ones for you. To begin with, skincare after rhinoplasty is largely dependent on your skin type.

Some people’s skin may be so good that they don’t need any special skin care following rhinoplasty. People with unsuitable skin and acne are in front of these people; in these circumstances, skin cleansing must be prioritized so that the end result of rhinoplasty is desirable.

As a result, everyone’s care principles will be unique. If one of your relatives has had rhinoplasty and does not require much care, it is not a solid reason to believe that you do not require this care as well.

Based on their appearance and skin quality, each person will require a varied level of care. Some persons have a higher rate, while others have a lower rate.

If you have sensitive skin and are sensitive to things like the sun or cosmetics, you should do more after skin surgery to care for your skin so that your skin does not grow more sensitive and the outcome of surgery is better.


Post-nasal skincare tips, from washing to make-up and make-up, should be given special attention so as not to interfere with the person’s recovery:

  • Cleanse With Caution

There are many differences between washing the face before and after surgery, and we should pay attention to this point, especially in the first weeks after rhinoplasty. To begin, soak a cotton pad or reusable cloth in warm water. Then, carefully sweep it over the skin around your bandages to remove any grime and excess oil. “Because you don’t want to get your bandages wet or splash the skin after surgery, it’s safer to use water as a single post-op step.

Instead of rubbing the face wash directly onto wet skin, apply a pump or two to a soft, reusable cloth or cotton pad. Then, dampen it with warm — not hot — water and wring it out.

Then, gently wipe your skin around the bandaged area, which is sure to be tender and swollen, and avoid tugging at it as you do so. Finally, remove the cleanser with a separate moistened cloth or pad and dry with a clean towel.

  • Cleanses and washes the skin properly and with the right ingredients

To clean the nose after surgery, most experts recommend rinsing the area around the plaster and bandaging the nose, but not rinsing the bandages. These plasters should never be wet, so do not take a shower before removing them as directed by your doctor. To greatly reduce redness and skin sensitivities, use standard and hygienic emollients and cleansers for gentle skin cleansing. Soap-free cleaners or special cleaning pads will be extremely beneficial. Another option for cleaning your face is to use anti-allergy, fragrance-free moisturizers. The following products are recommended for washing your face:

Soap-free cleaners

Face wash pads


Hypoallergenic and fragrance free moisturizers

  • protect your skin from sunlight

Your skin will become extremely sensitive and sore following rhinoplasty. As a result, you should avoid direct sunlight exposure, especially after properly removing the cast. The skin around your nose will feel numb after surgery, which increases the likelihood of it being damaged or getting sunburned easily. It is best not to expose your skin to direct sunlight to protect it. However, if sun exposure is unavoidable, use a suitable sunscreen and wear a hat that adequately covers your face.

You should also be careful with the sunscreen you use. Sunscreens with SPFs higher than 30 or 40 will also clog your pores, resulting in acne and spots on your skin.

  • use mild moisturizers

After removing the cast, use light products and moisturizers to avoid dryness. Furthermore, you should avoid using products that contain active ingredients such as alpha-hydroxy acids or retinol. The aforementioned elements can irritate the skin and make it more sensitive and vulnerable. Remember that everyone’s healing process is unique, but the potential problems and issues are usually the same.

These products also dry out the skin, whereas the goal of post-rhinoplasty skincare is to keep the skin fresh and moisturized.

  • Drink plenty of water

Keep hydrated! One of the most important skincare tips is to drink plenty of water, especially after any cosmetic or non-cosmetic surgery. It aids in the removal of anesthesia drug traces from the body and keeps the skin fresh, healthy, and hydrated. You should also be cautious about how you treat your skin and the foods you eat. Eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables is the best way to ensure that your body gets the vitamins and minerals it requires to stay healthy.


When your body gets enough water, your skin stays younger longer and eliminates all toxins. As the toxins leave the body, the skin recovers more quickly.

  • Quit smoking

Smoking after rhinoplasty increases inflammation, increases the risk of bleeding and swelling, and causes dull skin and premature aging. Given the risks and threats mentioned, it is best to quit smoking early in the recovery period of the surgery to avoid harm.

  • Avoid touching your skin

Avoid pushing or touching the skin of your nose where there are stitches. This may cause nasal tissues to misalign, cause pain, or even reverse the operation’s results. It is critical to protect the surgical area from pressure or injury. As a result, you should avoid wearing glasses for a few days. When healing, it is tempting to remove the suture mark and conceal it with cosmetics; however, this should never be done because it increases the risk of infection. Be patient; after recovery, your doctor will help you remove the stitches.

  • Avoid chemical peeling

You should also avoid chemical peels and facials for at least three months after the surgery because it is critical to treat your skin gently and with mild products.

  • Make up

You may be invited to a party or a birthday celebration and wish to conceal surgical bruising with cosmetics. In general Some patients may soon want to cover up the bruises around their nose and eyes with make-up. Moreover, you should be aware that if you apply make-up to your healing skin, complications such as an increase in the risk of infection may occur.

If you intend to do so, you should stay with me so that I can remind you of critical details.

The facial plaster and bandage will cover your nose for a few weeks after the rhinoplasty. After removing the cast, you can begin your skincare routine and, if desired, wear make-up.

However, you should be very gentle while putting or removing any additional products on your skin, such as make-up. Using anti-allergic products is highly recommended.

It is advised that you do not apply make-up after rhinoplasty surgery until the plaster on your nose has been removed. If your skin is in decent condition and you don’t have any open sores, you might be able to wear make-up after a few days. During the healing process, you should use organic cosmetics that are comprised of natural minerals. Exfoliating should be avoided for at least a month.


  • Wearing make-up after surgery

In the healing process, you should prefer organic cosmetics and make sure that they are made naturally. You should avoid exfoliating for at least a month.

Chemical peeling, ablative laser and similar applications can cause infection and scarring on your face. You should wait for the top layer of your skin to renew.

You should not apply pressure while applying the creams or bases you will apply to your face.

The make-up products that you choose should be smooth and have a concealer feature. You should not apply make-up to your suture mark for a while.

Should clean make-up during the day at night. Keeping the skin clean is very important during the healing process.When washing your face, you should choose a soap-free cleanser.

  • No Sunglasses for Six Weeks!

May insert contact lenses a day or two after surgery.

Dryness of the Lips

If your lips get dry from breathing through your mouth, apply Vaseline or Aquaphor on them. However, keep ALL moisturizers at least an inch away from the splint tape. This may result in premature tape loosening and rhinoplasty instability.

  • Apply lipstick with a brush.

Brush your top teeth gently with a soft toothbrush. Can brush Lower teeth normally.

  • Acne

Acne is one of the most prevalent rhinoplasty negative impacts, affecting many people.

This condition can be caused by a variety of circumstances, including the use of anesthetics or post-surgery drugs, splints on the nose, long-term adhesions, and so on. However, it should be noted that pimples on the face or nose following surgery are entirely natural, and there is no need to be concerned about them lingering on the skin.

This problem may be treated and eliminated more quickly with the aid of numerous approaches, and just a few care and treatment points are required to avoid its progression.

  • Using anti-acne medications: You can consult a dermatologist about this and use particular medications to minimize skin oil after rhinoplasty. There are various products on the market that are designed to cure oily skin. However, it is preferable if your doctor prescribes these medications.
  • Using a toner: In addition to anti-oily skin treatments, regular and regular washing of the nasal skin with a simple toner also helps decrease or prevent pimples’ growth. To use this item, ensure that it is done with only a gentle massage and without excessive manipulation.
  • Using a peeler: Because the skin of the nose is quite sensitive shortly after surgery, it is best to use a very weak peeler. To benefit from such remedies, be sure not to apply too much pressure to the nose, and the usage of exfoliators is usually done after a month and with a doctor’s prescription.
  • Treat Blackheads With Care

I’m sorry to inform you of this issue, but blackheads will regrettably take over your nose once it is free of the confines of bandages. According to the specialists I’ve spoken with, blackheads are quite prevalent after rhinoplasty because sebum becomes stuck in your nose’s pores behind the bandages and oxidizes to form those pesky black strawberry seed-like areas. Your nose is already under a lot of strain. If you don’t want to listen to me, here’s a dermatologist’s warning: Extracting or squeezing blackheads around the nose should be avoided for roughly one month post-rhinoplasty, she advises, noting that this includes having such done during a facial. It’s also vital to avoid putting too much pressure on the nose in the first two weeks following rhinoplasty.

Scrubs, pore strips, and harsh chemical exfoliants are also strongly discouraged by dermatologists since, once again, your skin is extremely sensitive and needs to repair.


Dermatologists recommend focusing on keeping your skin hydrated with the moisturizers listed above for several weeks following your surgery or injury. Patience is more important than ever. After a month or so, you may gradually reintroduce acids into your skin-care routine to handle those troublesome blackheads. Begin by cleansing your nose with a salicylic-based cleanser to help unclog the pores. After your bandages have been removed for three to four weeks, you can progress to retinol and light exfoliants.

  • Pets

We all adore our pets, but we’ve discovered that a few patients who sleep with their pets nearby can occasionally have some additional inflammation or even early infection. If your pet sleeps on your bed, we urge that you take proper measures until all of your sutures are out, which should be within a few days. Pets must sleep on the floor or in a separate room if required. Check that all of your bedsheets, pillowcases and other linens have been freshly washed.



How much does a rhinoplasty cost?

According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the average cost of rhinoplasty treatments in 2020 was $5,483. However, the price range for rhinoplasty surgery can range from $3,000 to $15,000, depending on a number of different components.

How painful is a rhinoplasty?

More often than not, a rhinoplasty procedure will result in little to no pain at all. Dr. Kay performs all rhinoplasty surgeries using general anesthesia, leaving the patient asleep so they feel nothing during the procedure.

How long does a rhinoplasty last?

A rhinoplasty does permanently restructure your nose, and the results typically last for your entire life. Of course, it's possible for your nose to alter in shape if you sustain facial trauma, such as from a car accident. In addition, the natural aging process may result in some very subtle changes to your nose.

Can rhinoplasty go wrong?

In an experienced hand of rhinoplasty surgeon it's a rare chance of your rhinoplasty gone wrong. If your rhinoplasty is gone wrong you can have a revision rhinoplasty done. Rhinoplasty or nose surgery is effective for any person suffering from an abnormal nose shape, breathing issues or any other related issue

Does rhinoplasty change your smile?

A rhinoplasty can alter the appearance of the nose–but can it also alter your smile and voice? A rhinoplasty can potentially affect your smile, but this side effect is often temporary and barely perceptible. In many cases at our Newport Beach office, a change in the smile is associated with modifications to the tip.