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Things to Avoid During Rhinoplasty Recovery

Dr. Kevin Sadati - Board Certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery | Orange County



Things to Avoid During Rhinoplasty Recovery

When it comes to the rhinoplasty, the procedure itself is only the first part of the process. In fact, the rhinoplasty recovery is just as important when it comes to securing the best results from your cosmetic surgery. Orange County patients who opt to have a rhinoplasty performed should understand that the average nose job recovery lasts for 7 – 10 days, at which point most people can return to work and other daily obligations.

However, California patients should note that they will have several other restrictions in the weeks and months that follow the surgery. Your Newport Beach facial plastic surgeon will provide you with personalized instructions for your post-operative care, but you should also be careful to avoid the following things after your rhinoplasty is complete.

What Should I Avoid During the Rhinoplasty Recovery Process?

Avoid strenuous exercise.
Do not sniff or blow your nose.
Do not allow your nose to be exposed to the sun.
Put away your glasses for a while.
Be careful and avoid bumping your nose at all costs.
Do not lie flat.
Do not pull clothes over your head, as you may damage your results.
Do not put on makeup.
Do not smoke or drink alcohol.

Initially, this may seem like an overwhelming amount of restrictions. However, you will not have to abide by them for very long. Most patients find that avoiding these activities and following the restrictions are well worth it, for these patients receive the best results from their cosmetic surgery.

Selecting an expert nose surgeon is the first step to guaranteeing superior, natural-looking results from your rhinoplasty. Resting and recovering properly seals the deal. Take the time during your consultation appointment to discuss the recovery process with your cosmetic surgeon.