How Long Before You Can Return To Work After A Rhinoplasty Procedure?

As a rule, it’s going to be a while before you can return to your weekly boxing classes. Returning to work after having a surgery like this is not as much of a set number of days as it is about when you are comfortable enough to go back to work. Everybody’s body is just a little bit different, and it will heal differently. Of course, there are some things you will want to be sure of before you return to work. Even though you may feel like a million bucks, your nose may still be healing and will benefit from some rest.

What’s Common?

Many patients who have undergone rhinoplasty feel well enough to return to work about a week after the surgery. This means that enough time has passed for the swelling and bruising to go down. If you have taken good care of yourself during your time of rest, you will likely be feeling much better after the week is out and maybe well enough to return to work.

The Type of Work You Do

A week’s time is an average for people who don’t put their noses in immediate danger at work. A week’s time may be enough for a business associate, but for a pro football player, getting back in the game after a week will just mean another surgery. Take into account what you do and the amount of physical exertion you will experience in a day.

Healing Speed

Stitches are removed usually after a week. How you take care of your body matters when you are resting for that week. If you do handstands and run on a treadmill for the week, it’ll take longer for your nose to heal. For those who enjoy exercise, as hard as it is to resist, it’s important to keep your heart rate down. Complete healing might take 3 months or even more. To get speedy recovery from rhinoplasty surgery it is important. Most importantly follow all the guidelines given by the plastic surgeon.

The Final Result

The rhinoplasty procedure takes a year to completely heal. So even if you have returned to work, it is important to be mindful of what you are doing and be aware of your surroundings. The last thing you need is to take a slip and go back for another surgery. Initially in most cases you can attend a social event by 4 to 6 weeks.

Speak With Others

If you know someone else who has undergone rhinoplasty surgery, ask them what their healing time was like. Ask them how long it took, and what they did to improve the healing process. Their healing advice may be just what you needed to get yourself back to a state of wellness. Although there are statistics and averages, the amount of time it takes to heal will depend a great deal on the care you take and how well your body heals. Give your body the best fighting chance and take all the necessary steps to ensure you get better sooner.

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EmmaWilliam is a consultant plastic surgeon in Canada whose private practice is largely dedicated to cosmetic surgical procedures like breast reconstruction and tummy tuck. Now researching in other areas of plastic surgery, she feel that each surgery must be individualized to each person’s unique situation. She love to make people feel more confident about themselves and their bodies.

Besides work, She love to swim, bike and dance in my spare time,and also spend a lot of quality time with her kitty Lovy!