Getting plastic surgery is a life-changing experience for many people. It can enhance your physical appearance, repair areas of your body that have been damaged and even improve some of your body functions. There are risks however when undergoing plastic surgery, such as infection and bleeding. Not only that, but it can also affect your life in other ways such as changing your daily routine or even the food you can eat.
It is important that people understand as much as they can about certain plastic surgery before undergoing them so that they can adequately prepare both their mind and body for it. Choosing to get plastic surgery is not an easy decision, and you may have family or friends supporting or going against your decision. Ultimately though, the decision will still be made by you.
Overview of Rhinoplasty
A rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to change or enhance the shape of the nose. It is usually done for clients who are insecure about their nose’s appearance or if he/she has difficulty in breathing. It is also one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries not just in Singapore, but all over the world.
You can usually get a rhinoplasty in Singapore by going to an aesthetic clinic, such as in Dream Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery. They have been around for more than 20 years now, and until today it remains one of the most trusted aesthetic clinics in Singapore. Several of their past patients have given them praise for their excellent work.
Anyone whose nasal bone is already fully grown can undergo rhinoplasty. In fact, teenagers as young as 15 have gotten a nose job with no complications. If you’re getting a rhinoplasty for improving your breathing, you can even get one at a younger age.
Preparing for a Rhinoplasty
When you visit an aesthetic clinic for a rhinoplasty, the specialist or doctor will first ask about your underlying conditions, as well as the food you’ve eaten in the past. He/she will then have you undergo a routine checkup to determine if you have any conditions that could cause complications with the nose job. The specialist will also advise you on any dietary restrictions you’ll need to consider before and after the rhinoplasty.
There are also some medications that can interfere with the surgery, such as ibuprofen, and you will be advised to stop taking them at least two weeks before the surgery. Some of these medicines can worsen the bleeding and slow down your recovery. Smoking is also discouraged as it can affect your recovery timeline.
Food to Eat Before a Rhinoplasty
In general, a rhinoplasty is usually scheduled months in advance to give the patient enough time to prepare themselves physically and mentally. Getting a nose job is literally life-changing, and you may decide to even cancel the procedure. This is to ensure that you have fully thought about all the good and bad consequences of undergoing rhinoplasty and have made a final decision.
Another way to prepare for rhinoplasty is by controlling what we eat. Dream suggests that patients about to undergo rhinoplasty should consume the following food which will supply needed nutrients and speed up their eventual recovery:
- Protein-rich foods
Protein helps in creating blood cells as well us in speeding up collagen production. You will need more blood cells before and during the procedure to ensure that the nutrients you consume are delivered efficiently throughout the whole body. Some foods that are rich in protein include eggs, poultry, fish, seeds, beans, nuts, legumes, and dairy products such as cheese, milk and yoghurt.
- Fruits and vegetables
Many fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins A and C, magnesium and selenium, which are all essential nutrients when undergoing surgery. These nutrients work by targeting free radicals that can form when your body gets stressed while undergoing surgery. Some fruits and vegetables you should add to your diet include bananas, avocados, blackberries, grapefruits, kiwi, pineapples, papayas, spinach and others.
Drink at least 60 to 80 ounces of water each day to ensure that your body is properly hydrated before you undergo the nose job.
Food to Eat After a Rhinoplasty
For about a week or two after the rhinoplasty, your nose and face will feel a little sore from the procedure. Your body as a whole is also stressed which can affect your metabolism and digestion. It is recommended that a person eat mostly soft foods during this recovery period to not overwork the digestive system. Some soft foods Dream recommends include yogurt and oatmeal.
It’s also a great idea to eat food that is anti-inflammation. This will reduce the swelling around the nose as well as speeding up your recovery. These foods include avocados, almond butter and olive oil.
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