Why is the sun bad after rhinoplasty?

Why is the sun bad after rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” is one of the most prevalent cosmetic procedures in the United States. According to the Plastic Surgery Statistics Report from that year, over 207,00 people chose cosmetic surgery to alter their noses. Why are rhinoplasty procedures so popular? On each of our faces, the nose occupies a prominent place. If it’s too big, too little, too crooked, or otherwise out of the ordinary, it might have a negative impact on our self-esteem. A nose operation can boost your self-esteem by balancing your features and improving the overall shape and look of your nose.


While relaxing in the sun may seem like a fun way to spend the time while recovering from plastic surgery, there are various reasons why patients should avoid sun exposure for several weeks after treatment. Excessive sun exposure, as well as excessive heat, can exacerbate potential unpleasant side effects. By lowering swelling, preventing scarring, and avoiding any potential skin burns or tissue damage, avoiding sun and heat exposure will help you recover faster. While avoiding the sun can help you recuperate faster and more comfortably, it’s sometimes easier said than done. Even if you are outside, there are certain techniques to avoid sun exposure after surgery.

Completely protect yourself

Staying in the shade, under an umbrella, or entirely covering up is the best approach to avoid sun exposure. This may work for a few weeks, but it will be problematic if you plan on performing any outdoor activities.

Summertime Recreation

After rhinoplasty, you may wish to cancel any beach trips you have planned. While you can use suncreen to protect your nose from the sun once the splint is removed, avoiding as much more sun exposure as possible is usually the better option. If you can’t avoid going to the beach this summer, or if you find yourself outside at a family picnic or reunion, use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply every two hours. Also, try to stay in the shade as much as possible. After rhinoplasty, it might be difficult to use sunglasses, which can make being outside for lengthy periods of time uncomfortable. After surgery, you’ll usually be required to wait a few weeks before wearing any form of glasses again. If you absolutely must wear them, your surgeon may advise taping them slightly above the bridge of your nose so they don’t exert pressure on your healing nose.

Swelling and Other Issues to Consider

High heat and humidity encourage your body to retain water, which can exacerbate swelling. While elevating your head and applying cold compresses will assist, don’t be shocked if you experience more edema than you expected.

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