How should I sleep after rhinoplasty surgery?

Young woman ready for rhinoplasty The rhinoplasty procedure, more commonly referred to by the general public as a “nose job,” is a surgical treatment used to address cosmetic or medical concerns in the nasal area. For some, rhinoplasty may be about changing the shape, size, or protrusion of the nose, while for others, it can be performed to address issues such as a deviated septum. Dr. Spence and Dr. Ovalle are plastic surgeons at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery, serving patients in the Orlando, FL area. They understand that many patients are unsure about undergoing certain procedures because of the recovery period. When considering rhinoplasty surgery, many patients have questions about how to sleep properly following their procedure.

Why is sleep important following the rhinoplasty procedure?

For your immune system to work properly, you need to make sure you get enough sleep each and every day. This also helps in a fast and safe recovery after surgical procedures. However, patients who have undergone this treatment may be afraid of rolling over in their sleep or sleeping incorrectly, impacting their healing process. Our doctors have several recommendations for patients to consider when it comes to sleeping properly–and safely–after their surgery.

Tips for sleeping following rhinoplasty surgery

  • Sleep on your back with two or more pillows to keep your head elevated
  • Avoid sleeping on your stomach or side for the first few weeks
  • Use a humidifier in the bedroom and other common areas to keep air moist and help prevent congestion
  • Try to relax and get lots of rest before surgery so you are well rested going into the procedure
  • Follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions closely to ensure a speedy recovery

Are you ready to find out more about rhinoplasty surgery in Orlando, FL?

The doctors and professionals at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery in Orlando are here to assist with a wide range of cosmetic needs for new and returning patients. If you have been considering rhinoplasty surgery and want to learn more about what to expect during the recovery process, connect with us for a consultation visit. Call 407-999-2585 to request an appointment at our practice.

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