Are you interested in improving the shape and size of your nose through surgery but worried about the recovery involved? Nose-reshaping surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, is a popular procedure that can significantly improve the look of your nose and your ability to breathe. And thanks to a remedy called Sinecch offered by Alpine Pharmaceuticals in San Rafael, CA, recovery from this procedure doesn’t necessarily involve a lot of swelling and bruising.
How Long Is Recovery From Rhinoplasty?
Patients who have had this surgery frequently experience bruising around the eyes and cheeks. The discoloration is most visible in the first three days after treatment. Swelling, which is also common, may last for several weeks. Even when the initial swelling subsides, minor residual swelling can last for months, even though it’s not always visible to the naked eye.
The good news is that Sinecch can significantly reduce both bruising and swelling, which speeds the patient’s overall recovery. In some cases, this remedy can even eliminate swelling and bruising altogether. In one study, Sinecch was found to reduce swelling after nose-reshaping surgery by an amount that is comparable to the use of steroids!
What Is Sinecch?
Sinecch is a homeopathic remedy made of Arnica, an herb primarily grown in Europe that can be used to address a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis and sore throats. Sinecch was first introduced in 1997, and it has been widely and safely used ever since. It is produced in our pharmaceutical lab in Northern California.
We’ve formulated a special dose of this remedy that has been customized to address the level of swelling and bruising frequently associated with nose-reshaping surgery.
Is It Used After Any Other Cosmetic Treatments?
Yes. This remedy can also reduce post-surgical swelling and bruising in patients who are recovering from facelifts, breast augmentation, and liposuction. It can even be used to reduce the swelling and bruising patients experience after receiving dermal fillers, botulinum toxin injections, and other smaller cosmetic treatments. And that’s not all. This remedy is useful to individuals recovering from oral surgery.
How Much Should I Take?
If you’re scheduled for nose-reshaping, one package of the remedy we’ve customized for this surgery is all you’ll need. Each package contains 12 individually labeled capsules. Starting on the day of your surgery, take the capsules three times a day over the course of four days.
Is It Safe?
Yes. Homeopathic remedies are regulated by the FDA just as pharmaceuticals are, and Sinecch is considered safe enough that it is regulated by the agency as an over-the-counter drug.
Do I Need a Prescription?
You do not need a prescription for this remedy. You can order a single package directly from us that contains enough capsules to treat the bruising and swelling associated with one surgery. Your physician may also provide you with it.
Aside From Taking Sinecch, What Else Should I Do to Speed My Recovery?
Keep Your Head Elevated
One of the steps you’ll be asked to take after surgery is to keep your head elevated, including while you are sleeping, for about six weeks. This helps keep swelling down, and it can easily be accomplished by sleeping in a recliner or with your head resting on two or three pillows.
Avoid Wearing Glasses
Patients are also asked to refrain from wearing any type of eyeglasses for six weeks because the frames put pressure on the nose as it is healing.
Don’t Blow Your Nose
Blowing your nose puts pressure on the nasal tissues as they are recovering. It’s a good idea to try to avoid doing this for about six weeks. If you feel the need to sneeze, try to sneeze with your mouth open to reduce the pressure on your nose.
Avoid Excessive Heat
Eating foods that are room temperature or cool, and taking only lukewarm showers can also eliminate any additional swelling during the important recovery period.
Refrain From Vigorous Exercise and Weight Lifting
It can take up to six weeks for the bones in your nasal area to stabilize and heal after surgery. During this period, it will be important to refrain from vigorous exercise or weight lifting. Your doctor will let you know when it’s OK to resume this type of exercise.
Eat and Sleep Well
It’s easy to overlook the importance of eating a healthy diet filled with vegetables and protein-rich foods. But eating well ensures that your body is getting the nutrients it needs during recovery, and protein helps the nasal tissues begin to rebuild. Getting sufficient sleep is another healthful step you can take during the post-surgical period.
Refraining from smoking, both before and after your procedure, is also a good idea as nicotine restricts blood flow and can hamper your recovery.
Stay Out of the Sun
You’ll also want to stay out of the sun because your sensitive nose will be more prone to burning.
How Does Rhinoplasty Work?
Depending on what type of change you’re looking to make, nose-shaping surgery can be performed in a couple of different ways. In cases where the patient is seeking a modest revision of the nose, the surgical team will make incisions inside the nostrils that allow for a reshaping of the tissues and bone. If the patient wants to augment a small nose, they may use a grafting technique.
In some cases where the patient wants to pursue a more significant change, a small incision may be made in the columella, or the column of tissue the connects the nasal tip to the base of the nose and separates the nostrils. The additional incision in the columella offers a little more access to the interior of the nose.
What Issues Does Nose-Reshaping Surgery Resolve?
This surgery can be used to remedy any number of nasal cosmetic issues, including sculpting a misshapen nasal tip, shrinking an overly large nose, removing a large hump, or straightening a nose that appears crooked. This surgery can even augment a nose that is too small.
But cosmetic concerns aren’t the only reason why patients seek this surgery out. Rhinoplasty is also sometimes performed on patients who have undergone a traumatic injury or cancer that has altered the shape of the nose. And because this treatment involves a reshaping of the nasal tissues, it is also performed on individuals with obstructions and breathing issues.
Will the Changes in My Nose Be Permanent?
Yes. This surgery permanently reshapes your nose.
What Are the Advantages of Nose-Reshaping Surgery?
It Can Resolve Long-Standing Concerns About Your Nose
Most patients turn to nose-reshaping surgery because they want to resolve some aspect of the look or shape of their nose. Many individuals have been frustrated by their noses for years, and this surgery represents an opportunity to finally address a long-standing cosmetic concern. Patients who have undergone this treatment usually enjoy newfound confidence.
It Can Also Help Your Breathing
By straightening and clearing your nasal passages, this surgery can make it easier to breathe more deeply. You may sleep more deeply, and snore less often, as a result.
It Delivers Natural, Individualized Results
Nose-reshaping surgery is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. Each patient has a unique set of cosmetic concerns and a custom treatment plan is designed for each individual. That means you won’t have to worry about your nose looking like every other nose. This surgery is able to give patients natural results, so you won’t appear as though you’ve had plastic surgery performed.
It Offers a Straightforward Recovery
Even though there are certain precautions you’ll be asked to take after your surgery, the recovery process is fairly straightforward. Nose-reshaping surgery has been safely and effectively performed for many years, and our homeopathic remedy helps speed recovery along.
Frequently Asked Rhinoplasty Questions
Who Is a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for nose-reshaping surgery are in good overall health and have a nasal structure that is mature. For most patients, this means they are at least 16 or 17 years old. Ideal patients are also emotionally mature individuals who understand the treatment and are realistic about the outcomes it offers.
Does Insurance Usually Cover Nose-Reshaping Surgery?
If you have this surgery performed for a medical reason, such as to improve your breathing, rhinoplasty may be covered by insurance. If this surgery is performed for cosmetic reasons, as most rhinoplasties are, it may not be covered. Be sure to check with your insurer before scheduling treatment.
What if I Have a Nose Piercing?
Nose piercings don’t pose a problem, although you’ll be asked to take the piercing out before your surgery. And depending on where on the nose the piercing is, the hole may be removed with other tissue during the surgery.
What Is the Right Age for This Surgery?
There is no perfect age at which to have rhinoplasty, although ideal candidates often fall between the ages of 18 and 40. Patients in this age range have a fully formed nasal structure and have the emotional maturity needed to decide on embarking on surgery. Patients in this age range also have skin that is still youthful and elastic enough that it can easily adapt and conform to the new shape of the nose.
Is This Surgery Performed Under Anesthesia?
Yes. This procedure is performed under anesthesia on an outpatient basis. After surgery, you’ll be able to head home to recover.
Is This Treatment Suitable for Both Men and Women?
Yes. This surgery can be performed on both men and women who want to improve the appearance of their nose or address cosmetic concerns. It has been widely performed on patients of both genders.
How Does This Treatment Differ From Septoplasty?
A septoplasty is performed to straighten the septum or the skin and cartilage in the nose that separates the nostrils. Septoplasty is almost always performed as a way of improving the patient’s breathing. It is sometimes performed in conjunction with nose-reshaping surgery.
Rhinoplasty Is Nothing to Worry About
The swelling and bruising that sometimes develops in the aftermath of nose-reshaping surgery can seem daunting, but this easy-to-use homeopathic remedy takes the worry about your recovery. It also allows you to more quickly get back to spending time with friends, your job, and your everyday life. If you’re planning to undergo rhinoplasty, be sure to call Alpine Pharmaceuticals in San Rafael, CA, and order your supply of Sinnech today!