I had an open rhinoplasty two weeks ago. I think the bone was broken. How long do I have to wait before I start sleeping on the side? And my question about lip lifting. I really want to get that done, but I'm not sure about the risks. Is it true that I can have permanent loss of sensation, cause of scarring? (At least that's what my doctor said...
How Long Until I Can Lay on My Side After Open Rhinoplasty?
Doctor Answers (4)
After the first week
Every case is different but in general I tell my patients they can sleep on their side after 7 to 10 days assuming they will be careful not to hit the nose against anything.
Rhinoplasty and sleeping
At two weeks your nose should start to become more solid in a sense. However, I would probably try to avoid lying on the side of your face for another week or two.
I recommend sleeping ion your back for the first couple of nioghts. Then you need to get some decent rest. Lip shortening procedures will leave a barely visible scar but, should not decrease sensation