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Is It Bad if 5 Weeks After Rhinoplasty my Nose Was Exposed to the Sun Throughout the Day?

i was in school and was outside a lot. i did put sunscreen on, but that was in the morning. i was in the sun alot when i was walking to classes at my college. will that affect my nose 5 and a half weeks after rhinoplasty surgery?

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Sun exposure at 5 weeks following a rhinoplasty unlikely to have caused any damage

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At 5 weeks following a rhinoplasty it is unlikely that you have sustained any permanent damage particularly if there was no sunburn. If you do have an external insicion, it would be wise to use some high factor sunscreen on it.

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Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Sun exposure

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You are going to get swelling but at this point it should not harm the final result.  Keep a hat in your bag or car for the next 8 weeks.

Fort Lauderdale Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Sun

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Sun exposure early on can cause swelling that turns into scar. My rule of thumb is after six weeks sun is ok. You should be fine

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Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is It Bad if 5 Weeks After Rhinoplasty my Nose Was Exposed to the Sun Throughout the Day?

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Is It Bad if 5 Weeks After Rhinoplasty my Nose Was Exposed to the Sun Throughout the Day?  Although not ideal, at 5 weeks post Rhinoplasty the swelling from sun exposure should be temporary and leave no permanent issues.  As always you should contact your Rhinoplasty surgeon for specific instructions.

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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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