When is the best time to have a Rhinoplasty?

Like everything, there is no one special time. For rhinoplasty it will be affected by several factors. Firstly, you need to make the decision that this is right for you. You have chosen a rhinoplasty surgeon you can trust and that you understand what rhinoplasty involves. Allow some room for doubt and anxiety especially just before your rhinoplasty surgery. This is normal and reflects that you are not undertaking your rhinoplasty lightly.

The timing of rhinoplasty will also be affected by your work and social commitments. Post-op rhinoplasty bruising lasts at least 2 weeks and swelling to a much lesser extent takes weeks to months to finally settle. Therefore we suggest you avoid commitments in the first 2 weeks following rhinoplasty surgery and major events such as weddings for at least 6 weeks.

For sporting activities similar advice is given following rhinoplasty. Gentle activity such as walking is encouraged as it helps resolve post op rhinoplasty swelling but vigorous activity such as running could promote bleeding in the first 2 weeks following rhinoplasty. After the 2 week mark it is fine. Contact sports such as football, soccer and netball are dangerous in the first 6 weeks following rhinoplasty as any trauma to a post op rhinoplasty nose could permanently alter the shape. Goggles for swimming laps are also discouraged for 6 weeks following rhinoplasty. In summary, plan your rhinoplasty for the end of the sport season, or alter your exercise pattern for those early post op rhinoplasty weeks. For major contact sports like football, it is best to have your rhinoplasty at the end of your football career.