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Give paracetamol as required for pain (available from pharmacies
without prescription). Avoid aspirin.
Do not blow your nose for one week. Do not insert any
objects in the nose, even for cleaning. Keep head elevated as much
as possible. Avoid strenuous activities to prevent trauma to the
Avoid exposing scars to sun for at least 12 months. Always use a
strong sunscreen if sun exposure is unavoidable.
A small amount of bleeding is common during the first few days.
Temporary swelling and bruising around the eyes and nose will
increase at first and peak after two or three days. Most swelling
and bruising should disappear within two weeks. Some subtle
swelling will remain for several months. Because of the swelling
there may be some discomfort with breathing and the nose may seem
"stuffed up" for several weeks. Drink plenty of liquids and keep
lips moist with vaseline, lip balm, etc. The nose will continue to
improve in appearance for many months. Final results may not be
seen for one year or more.
Your follow up appointment will be at one of the following:
If you are unable to keep your appointment please call to
Stephanie Wards, CLinical Nurse coordinator - 9345 6582
Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery Office - 9345 6583
Outpatient appointments - 9345 6180
Plastic Surgery Resident or Registrar - via switchboard on 9345