How to Make a Nose Massage After Aesthetic Nose Surgery?

Massaging After Rhinoplasty

I would like to give you some information about nasal massage, which is a controversial care suggestion after rhinoplasty. Nasal massage recommendations may vary according to different physicians and clinics. The application I usually recommend to my patients is to remove the silicone splints in the nose and splints and bands outside the nose when the first week after rhinoplasty is completed, and then to apply tape, cast and nostril retainer inside the nose for 1-2 weeks. After this period, the nose is in the form of nasal massage during the day and casting, tape and retainer application at night during sleep. I usually recommend my patients to use cold arnica gel for nasal massage. I do not recommend oily products as massage material, especially for our patients with oily skin. I warn that there should be no serious pressure and redness on the nose skin during the massage. I prefer to explain the symmetrical and asymmetrical nasal massages to my patients myself. Please do not do asymmetric nose massage without asking your doctor.

How Is Nose Massage Performed After Rhinoplasty?

Day 6 - Nose Massage After Nose Job Operation

Nasal massage techniques and applications that can be done after nasal aesthetic surgery are controversial. Recommendations about these massage techniques may vary between clinics and physicians. Please do not apply this video without consulting your doctor.

The video shows two simple symmetrical nose massage. Apart from these massage techniques, there are many different massage applications.

After nasal surgery, nasal massage is recommended in terms of faster reduction of swelling, rapid formation of subcutaneous edema and healing texture. Nasal massage is recommended for the patient who underwent a nasal aesthetic surgery and after the external nasal splint and after the silicone nasal splints are removal is applied and symmetrical pressure application is suggested. (If there is a tape on nose, fisrtly it can be removed then the johnson baby oil, arnica gel, pure olive oil, , castor oil, bio-oil or essential oil can be used for fingers):

1. Light pressure massage with one finger from top to bottom and from top to bottom. During this massage, the nose can be supported by the tip of the other hand index finger.

2. Apply symmetrical pressure from front to back, massage with point and thumb. Again during this massage the nose can be supported by the tip of the other hand index finger.

As a nasal massage, I usually recommend applying 3 or 4 times a day for a few minutes.

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Do Not Do Nose Massage Without Consulting Your Doctor!

During the rhinoplasty operation, the support structures of the nasal bones and cartilages are disrupted and restructured in a planned manner. After rhinoplasty, external thermoplastic splints that fix the nasal bone, albeit partially, and internal silicone splints that partially fix the nasal cartilages were placed. During the healing process of the nasal bones, you should be careful about nasal massages with asymmetrical pressure. Especially in the first weeks, it is more risky in terms of trauma and asymmetric force applications. In the follow-ups, information about nasal massage should be given by the surgeon performing the surgery.

Nose Tape, Cast and Retainer Wearing After Rhinoplasty

Nose Tape, Cast and Retainer Wearing After Rhinoplasty

As seen in the image above, when 1 week is completed after the rhinoplasty operation, the thermoplastic splints and bands on the nose are removed, and the internal silicone silicone splints in the nose are removed. Then, I would like to summarize the application I recommend to our patients with the image above (these recommendations may vary according to different clinics and doctors, please pay attention to the recommendations of the surgeon who operated on you):

- The nose skin is cleaned with make-up removal cotton that has been in contact with alcohol or ocean water.
- As seen in image number 1, using brown 3M brown paper tape, first a U-shaped tape hanging from the tip of the nose is applied. Afterwards, horizontal tapes are affixed.
- As seen in image number 2, the aluminum cast (blue) sticker is removed and the adhesive side is adhered to the tapes. Make sure that the cast is in the midline, the wide part is at the bottom and the narrow part is at the top. Cast should not be directly adhered to the skin. As a criticism of the application in the image here, there is a gap between the middle part of the cast and the cit. Normally a snug fit is ideal. It is appropriate to use aluminum cast and nasal tape continuously for the first week and then only with a sleep time retainer for at least 2 months. If it is placed on the nose alone and tightly, it can cause narrowing of the nose wings. However, when used with a retainer, it can reduce the formation of dead space under the skin and make the edema go away faster.
- Nostril Retainer placed inside the nostrils is seen in the image number 3. Nostril retainers are products made of silicone, soft and produced for almost equal healing of the nostrils. Before inserting into the nose, it is suitable to be washed with soapy water, dried and covered with a lubricating cream (eye ointment is ideal). Generally, it is appropriate to wear it all day in the first week, and then to use it for at least 2 months, at least 8 hours a day.
- In the image number 4, it is seen how a U-shaped tape holding the upper part of the retinal is thrown so that the retainer does not fall down from the tip of the nose after it is covered with ointment.

Sometimes, it may be recommended to apply retanniner, nasal tape and aluminum splint once a week and be applied continuously for two weeks or 3 weeks. At the end of this period, nasal massage during the day and casting - tape - retainer application during sleep at night may be recommended. Sometimes, it may be recommended to apply retanniner, nasal tape and aluminum splint once a week and be applied continuously for two weeks or 3 weeks. At the end of this period, nasal massage during the day and casting - tape - retainer application during sleep at night may be recommended. Casti tape and retainer application may also vary according to the patient's follow-up. For example, if the nose is left open without using these products, it may be recommended to use these products again if the nose swells.

How often should you massage your nose after rhinoplasty?

I usually recommend doing a 30-second nasal massage 3-4 times a day. It may be appropriate to do the massage for up to 2 months in total.

Which products can be used as lubricants in nasal massage?

I usually recommend my patients to use Arnica gel, which is a water-based product. In addition, there are clinics that offer various oils (black seed oil, essential oil, sesame oil ...). Oil-based products are not suitable for patients with oily skin.

When can nose massage be started?

Nasal massage can be started after the 2nd or 3rd week after rhinoplasty. It is better to ask this question to the doctor who operated on you.

Can nose shape change naturally with massage without rhinoplasty?

It is not possible to achieve permanent changes in the nose with only nasal massage without performing a nose aesthetic operation. Only a temporary shape change can be achieved.

Can massage reduce nose bump?

After rhinoplasty, when a bump appearance due to scar and tissue edema appears on the bridge of the nose, it is ideal to perform a nose massage. Nose massage can be done on the bridge of the nose from the bottom up or from the front to the back.

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