Rhinoplasty Surgery: Tips to Protect Your Nose

Rhinoplasty surgery is a surgical procedure that is designed to change a patient’s nasal structure, performed to achieve a functional or specific cosmetic result. Rhinoplasty is an investment of your money, time, and energy into your self confidence, appearance, and satisfaction. After your surgery is complete, the last thing you want to do is jeopardize your results. After your recovery period has ended, follow the simple guidelines below to preserve your results.

Why The Nose Is So Vulnerable
Because your nose sticks out from your face, it will be the first thing to sustain any facial injury. Athletes are especially prone to nasal trauma. Your nose will be extra vulnerable after rhinoplasty surgery. Your cartilage, bones, and surrounding tissues will be more fragile as they heal, sometimes for up to a year after your procedure. Small incidents can result in more dramatic injuries before the nose has fully set. Even after your nose has set, protecting it can make all the difference between preserved rhinoplasty results and a revisit to your surgeon.

Wear A Protective Mask
If you are active in activities like basketball, running, hiking, soccer, or anything where you might injure your nose, it is a good idea to keep it protected. Wearing a protective mask during the times when you are most at risk for an injury can keep your rhinoplasty results intact.

Stay Out Of the Sun
You want to keep your nose protected from the sun after rhinoplasty surgery. For a time following your surgery, the changes made to the nasal structure will leave it more susceptible to sun damage and discoloration. Keeping your nose protected and covered from the sun is essential to allowing it to heal naturally.

Schedule A Consultation
To learn more about rhinoplasty and how you can best preserve your own results, contact Ear, Nose & Throat of Fairfield for a consultation at 203-259-4700.

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