A Healthy Diet to After Rhinoplasty

Considering the complexity of rhinoplasty, patients need to consume a special diet to complete the recovery process successfully.

Considering the importance of this surgery, it’s better to have rhinoplasty in Iran because Iranian surgeons can fully explain the steps you need to take and provide you with helpful tips. In addition, rhinoplasty cost in Iran is so low. Thus, by getting this operation in Iran, you can save a considerable amount of money and achieve your desirable goals.
In the following, some key issues about your diet after undergoing this operation are explored.

• Right After Surgery: Soft Foods

You may be a bit hungry after you get home from the operation, or even right after the anesthesia or sedative wears off. Soft foods (somewhat mild or bland) are usually ideal right following surgery. Reach for the oatmeal, yogurt, or not-to-hot soup. Depending on how nauseated you feel, you might want to stick with clear liquids after getting the operation, just in case eating makes you throw up. Stay on the diet of soft foods for a few days following surgery, or until you feel well enough to add different kinds of textures to your diet.


• Don’t Forget Fiber

Despite the fact that you want to stick to soft foods for a few days after undergoing rhinoplasty, it’s important to ensure you get a decent amount of fiber in your diet during those first few days. Constipation is fairly usual after the surgery; due to a combination of the prescribed medications, not moving about as much as you usually do, and being on a limited diet.
While you probably have to take medicines prescribed by your doctor for a while and should continue to restrict physical activity, you can help move things along by adding some fiber to your diet. Soft fruits, such as berries and peaches, are good sources of fiber, as is oatmeal, very well cooked vegetables such as carrots, and whole-grain breads.

• Watch the Temperature

You also have to be careful about the temperature of the food you consume after surgery. Very cold foods or very hot foods can make discomfort a lot worse. To decrease the chance of accidentally burning your mouth while recovering from rhinoplasty, the hot soups or other high-temperature foods should be limited until a few weeks after surgery. Although cold foods won’t burn you, the low temperatures may make your teeth and other parts of your mouth sting, or give you an ice cream headache that’s made worse by your still recovering nose.

• Skip the Chewy Foods

Before the surgery, place your hand on your nose when you chew a particularly chewy food, such as a piece of gum or a steak. Your nose slightly moves with the chewing motion. While under usual condition, a little movement is fine, as your nose heals from the operation, you want it to remain as still as possible to decrease the chance of any complications. Hold off on enjoying a steak dinner, tearing into some taffy, or even popping a piece of chewing gum in your mouth until your doctor says it’s fine to do so.
Keep in mind that you aren’t limit to a diet of mushy foods, very soft for weeks after the operation. You just want to prevent the particularly chewy options.

• Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine

Caffeinated drinks and alcoholic beverages, such as coffee or soda, must be prevented for several days following your procedure, if not for longer. Alcohol is a blood thinner and can incline your risk for post-operation bleeding. It also inclines your risk for hematoma, or a collection of blood beneath the skin, and might make swelling worse.
Caffeine can increase blood pressure, which can be problematic for some candidates. Your doctor will let you know if he strongly advises against drinking coffee or another beverage with caffeine following rhinoplasty and how long you’ll need to prevent it.

• The Salty Foods Question

While you recover from rhinoplasty, relying on prepared foods can seem like the easiest way, since it needs only a minimal amount of effort to get them ready. But, you may be a bit concerned about the salt content in a prepared meal, such as cheese, a package of frozen macaroni, and how it will affect any swelling you have after rhinoplasty.
While sodium intake may lead to water retention and make swelling worse, it is not usually that big of a concern for many candidates. If you are worried about it, or if you have a health issue that needs you to limit sodium, you should speak with your doctor before the procedure to find out what you should do.
In general, if you intend to have these types of surgeries particularly rhinoplasty in Iran, consulting medical tourism companies like Aveheal is certainly recommended because they can simplify the whole process for you by informing you of the available options, determining the best type of visa, selecting the most knowledgeable specialist based on your needs.

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