How To Safely Recover From A Rhinoplasty During Summer

Having the perfect nose will make you feel a lot more confident in your skin. Here at our office, we specialize in a variety of cosmetic surgeries, including rhinoplasties. During your rhinoplasty, we will surgically correct the shape and size of your nose to give you a nose that’s more proportionate to your face.

To make sure that you get the best results possible, it’s essential that you follow all of our post-op instructions, but because summer is here, it can be a little more difficult to recover because of summer sports like water skiing and swimming. To ensure that you recover as quickly as possible while still enjoying time with friends and family at Lake Powell, we have a few tips for you.

Avoid Submerging

You should not submerge your nose underwater while you are recovering because the pressure can open the incisions up or cause an infection. Plus, all of the germs and bacteria in the water alone can cause an infection. While your friends are diving underwater, you can join them but wade in the water waist deep.

Wear Sunscreen

The last thing you want is to have a new nose to show off and then have a sunburn on it. If you are going to be spending time healing outside after a rhinoplasty, make sure that you keep the skin protected all around it. Although all of your incision will be internal, you still don’t want to expose your nose to the sun’s harmful rays.

Avoid A Lot Of Activity

Summer is all about staying active outside, but too much activity when you’re recovering from surgery isn’t going to do your nose any favors. Make sure that you take plenty of time off of work and form everyday activities to lay in bed and rest. When you are healthy enough to go outside, try to do light activities like go on a walk or play BBQ games with friends in your backyard.

If you are planning on getting a rhinoplasty this year, use the tips listed in this article to speed up your recovery. To learn more, contact our Salt Lake city office today and give us a call at 801-513-FACE.