Spring and autumn are unfortunately the seasons when many people’s allergies recur. Runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes are some of the common cases at this time of year. These problems are rarely annoying; but can be very upsetting when having a nose job surgery. If you are planning to have rhinoplasty in spring or autumn and you have experienced allergies in these seasons in previous years, we recommend you to read this article.
Usually before a nose job surgery, the patient’s allergy history is gathered to explain the postoperative care needed to the patient. Steroid medications and anti-obstruction sprays can help reduce allergy symptoms to some extent. In some cases, the use of these drugs interferes with the outcome of surgery and the healing process. Therefore, rhinoplasty is best done when a person is experiencing milder symptoms of allergies.
In most cases, there are solutions for patients with allergies so that this complication does not affect the outcome of their surgery.
After the surgeon allows the nose job surgery, the patient must be prepared. Patients should take permitted allergy medications; and she/he should start taking the medications a few days before surgery. Therefore, if the allergy recurs during the recovery period, the patient will not have any problems.
The patient also should not blow his/her nose on the first day after nose job surgery; and in general to take the necessary care until the first examination after rhinoplasty. Postoperative care depends on the degree of change in the septum. Therefore, the surgeon reminds the patient of the necessary points.
To prepare for surgery, you need to buy cotton and soft and disinfected fibers; because you’ll need them during recovery. Swelling and nasal pain are very common in the first few days after rhinoplasty. If the allergy recurs during this period, the allergy symptoms will worsen. During this period, the patient is prescribed steroids, which have a very high effect on controlling allergy symptoms. You shouldn’t use steroid drugs for a long time.
If you are planning to have a nose job surgery during the allergy season, you should know that the problems after surgery are much greater. If you plan to leave the house immediately after surgery, this can lead to severe allergic reactions. Therefore, it is necessary to do outdoor work before rhinoplasty.
The good news is that many patients with allergies experience improved breathing after nose job surgery, resulting in improved allergy symptoms. Rhinoplasty improves nasal septum by modifying the nasal septum, but has no effect on the person’s reaction to allergens. Allergies do not go away after rhinoplasty, but the symptoms are much easier for the patient to tolerate.