Rhinoplasty in the autumn-winter period: features of rehabilitation
It's November, visibly cold and its beginning to snow - winter is coming.This is the ideal time for those operations that are not recommended in the summer time and the first one on the list is rhinoplasty.
The fact is that people who have undergone surgical correction of the nose, should avoid prolonged contact with direct sunlight for 2-2,5 months. As a result they can only go out either in the early morning or late in the evening. If one has a surgery during the autumn-winter period these and many other restrictions can be avoided.
More masking options
It is worth to mention that the cold makes you dress well. Hats, scarves, shawls, etc. All these accessories are successfully used to mask the inevitable effects of surgery. By the way, as practice shows, postoperative swelling goes down faster in autumn and winter; wounds heal better.
In the off-season people are particularly prone to stress and depression. This is partly due to the fact that the summer vacation is already over, but it was relatively recent, so the next one is still very far away. Rhinoplasty is an excellent reason to sit at home, take a break from routine work, rejuvenate. In addition, in November and in other winter months relatives and friends are likely to find themselves by your side. Therefore, in the recovery period, you can count on their psychological support.
From above it's quite clear that it is possible and even necessary to do rhinoplasty in late autumn as well as in winter, but we should not forget about some features of the rehabilitation period.
First, the nose in the first months after the operation is supplied with blood much worse than usual. Consequently, it can be very cold and even freeze if you do not take any precautions to warm the recovering nose.
Secondly, each time you come back from the street and enter the room, you expose your nose to a sharp temperature difference (in winter the difference is up to 50 degrees). This can cause additional swelling, which in turn, will compress the small arterioles worsening the already poor circulation.
To avoid negative consequences, make sure that your nose is warm during a walk. Warm it with a woolly mitten or wrap yourself in a thick scarf up to the eyebrows.
So, the autumn-winter period is ideal for rhinoplasty, but in order for both the operation and rehabilitation to proceed normally, you should remember the little tricks that I willingly shared with you.