Rhinoplasty Recovery Guide 👃 - 20 - How to Take A Shower After Rhinoplasty?

When Can You Take A Shower or Bath After Nose Job Surgery?

How to take bath and shower after rhinoplasty?

In fact many of my patients, "How should the bath after the surgery and how to wash the hair?" asks the question. In answer to this question, it can be a simple expression to say basit not like as the 3 images that seen on the above and side. During the rhinoplasty operation, mucosal damage occurs inside the nose and there are also incision areas made inside the nose. Within a few weeks, healing is almost complete in mucosal damaged areas and incision areas in the nose. I generally recommend my patients to wash their hair in the hairdresser's position, that is, by tilting the head back, in the bathroom for at least 3 weeks after the rhinoplasty operation, avoiding tap water getting into the nose. I recommend washing hair, head and body separately for at least 3 weeks and using warm water when bathing.

When bathing, hot, shampooed or tap water, which flows down the oil and dirt on the hair, entering the nose can cause serious infections in the early period after rhinoplasty. For this reason, you should start taking normal baths by paying attention to the recommendations of the doctor who operated on you. Likewise, since there will be seriously resistant microorganisms in public pool purified waters that are disinfected only with chlorine, it is undesirable for pool water to enter the nose in the early periods after rhinoplasty.

Contact with soapy bath water in the nose and at the tip of the nose after the nasal aesthetic surgery may cause infection at the wound site. As can be seen from the image on the right side, the protective cap will not be suitable.

Entering inside the bathtub can also cause the city water and detergent products to escape, even if they are unwittingly inside the nose. So what should be the most suitable washing position? 

Hairdressers' hair washing technique is the most appropriate!

Hair washing techniques of hairdressers, the head is hung back by washing the hair and the body is the right application to wash separately. In this way, I advise my patients not to miss bath water for at least 3 weeks.
It may be more appropriate for patients with nose surgery to wash their hair in a hairdresser and wash their bodies themselves.

How to take bath and shower after rhinoplasty?
First of all, I would like to thank my dear patient who gave permission to share the above photo on this website and prepared and sent this photo to me.  In the photo above, the way of bathing is shared by applying tape and gelatin film around the face, somewhat exaggeratedly.  Usually, you don't have to apply an elaborate and tedious method of protection in this way.  It is enough to tilt your head back and wash your hair and body separately.  This is a very well thought and laborious method of protecting the face from water.

The information in this guide was prepared by Dr.Murat Enöz for patients who underwent rhinoplasty. 
You can find different opinions and suggestions from other clinics and doctors. Please take into consideration 
the recommendations of the doctors who performed your aesthetic nose surgery. Sometimes drug names given here 
only in Turkey may also belong to the drugs found. Plenty of luck :)
Murat Enoz, MD, Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon - ENT Doctor in Istanbul

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