Foods That Can Help Ease Your Recovery After Rhinoplasty Surgery in Singapore

Rhinoplasty - nose surgery

Feeling guilty about loathing the look of your nose? Don’t be. For all you know, there are a number of people who wish their nose looked different. The nose is a big factor in creating the face’s symmetry and harmony. Whether having a higher and slimmer nose bridge or a sharper nose tip, there is no denying the fact that the appearance of the nose can make the other features of our face look aesthetically pleasing.

Gone are the days when people stuck their noses up at the thought of undergoing plastic surgery. In fact, nose job or rhinoplasty in Singapore is one of the most demanded aesthetic procedures during the past years. May it be surgical or non-surgical, more and more individuals have come out into the light and took the courage to reach their desired noses.

If you have long been dreaming and thinking of altering your nose to enhance its features, let this article by rhinoplasty experts in TES Clinic convince you that this is your moment to finally make that dream come true!

What can Rhinoplasty do to your nose?

Before and after Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty or nose job can enhance the parts of your nose that you find unflattering. The beauty standards of the world often favour noses that have a high and straight nasal bridge, a fine nose tip, and a well-contoured overall shape of the nose.  Choosing to undergo rhinoplasty can correct the nose’s inferior features by:

  • Narrowing a wide nasal bridge
  • Enhancing a bulbous nose tip by making it refined, slimmer, and pointed
  • Dorsal humps can easily be corrected and the nasal bridge made straight

What procedures of nose jobs are available in Singapore?

Procedures of jobs in Singapore can be categorised according to surgical and non-surgical treatments. Non-surgical procedures are temporary. Dermal fillers and nose threads are commonly used for this type of treatment. This treatment is highly recommended for people who have hesitations in or for those with health concerns that disqualify them from getting surgery.

For the sake of this article, we are going to cover the more meticulous method of augmenting the nose that offers permanent results: Rhinoplasty or nose plastic surgery.

Rhinoplasty, as some may be unaware, is not only an aesthetic procedure that can mould and improve the nose to further enhance the face’s appearance, it can also alter and bring relief to certain challenges that some people have, such as breathing issues.

Patients who are considering undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure should be prepared for a great and permanent change.

How is a rhinoplasty procedure carried out in Singapore?

A rhinoplasty procedure is carried out in either two of the following techniques:

Open rhinoplasty – Doctors favour this method of rhinoplasty surgery as it enables them to operate on the nose with ease. To do this procedure, the nose is cut open from the outside of the nose called the columella. From there, improvements are made to the nose.

Closed rhinoplasty – This type of procedure is done for patients whose noses require only minor changes. Incisions are done inside the nostrils to provide access to the nasal bone and cartilage where changes are then made.

Which of the two methods is best to use?

The type of method to use for a patient’s rhinoplasty procedure highly depends on the requirements of the nasal augmentation. This can be determined by your doctor through a comprehensive assessment of your nose. A consultation is vital in any medical procedure. This time is used by the doctor to explain to their patients the different factors that affect the operation. Setting of proper expectations is also done. Patients are encouraged to ask questions and clarify their concerns during this time. Likewise, communicate what improvements you wish to be done on your nose. It is important that both doctor and patient have open communication.

What can be expected during a rhinoplasty procedure?

Ready for rhinoplasty

Incisions made to the skin means there will be bleeding and some discomfort. Saying this here is not meant to scare you, but to plainly state that a rhinoplasty procedure is nowhere near of being a minor operation. Do not worry, doctors will always ensure to make the operation to be as comfortable as possible.

Patients will be put under local anaesthesia or sedation at the beginning of the operation. This means that you will be sleeping like a baby during the whole time that the doctor is working his magic in operating on your nose to give it the look that you want.

What can be expected after the rhinoplasty procedure?

Waking up after a nose plastic surgery and the days following it can be challenging. Results are not yet fully seen as your nose will be covered with bandages throughout the healing period. Medications to manage pain will be prescribed by your doctor. Inflammation will be present and 1 to 2 weeks can be expected for this to subside. You can look ahead to see the full results of your nose augmentation in 3 to 4 months as the nose recovers completely.

The procedure also carries the following risks after the procedure:

  • Asymmetry
  • Bleeding
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Loss of sensation around the nose
  • Septal perforation

Eating will not be easy during recovery because the nose will be packed and bandaged.

What foods can be eaten following a rhinoplasty procedure?

A soft diet should be set in place right after a rhinoplasty procedure. Because the nose is still recuperating and swelling is certainly present, chewing hard foods can slow down healing. Oatmeal, soup, smoothies, and pureed foods are suggested during the first few days of healing. Foods rich in fibre should also be eaten to avoid constipation. Solid foods should be gradually introduced.

Keep the body hydrated by drinking more fluids. Avoid alcohol and caffeine as these can cause dehydration. Alcohol can also cause the blood to thin. This increases the risk of patients to develop hematoma or bleed continuously. Caffeine, on the other hand, should be skipped as it can affect your blood pressure. Foods rich in sodium can influence further swelling as high salt content can retain water. It is best to avoid them if they negatively affect your health.

Ensure that you are guided by your doctor when it comes to what you can and cannot eat during your downtime as it is crucial that the body receives all the nutrients it can get to aid in the successful healing of your nose.


TES Clinic for Face & Jaw
304 Orchard Road,
Lucky Plaza Suites #05-42, Medical Specialists,
Singapore 238863
+65 9735 9930