I'm Having Closed Rhinoplasty Surgery, Can I Go to the Beach?

I was wanting to know if I'd be okay going to the beach 8 days after my closed rhinoplasty surgery.

Doctor Answers (2)

Most likely way too soon

Swimming affects the nose and can interfere with the recovery process. Diving and other movements through the water will shift the nose's position before it's resilient enough to handle this. Sun exposure can also compromise recovery. For all of these reasons it's recommended that patients avoid swimming for six weeks from the time of surgery, even if you keep your head out of the water (since water may still splash your nose). However, you should ask your surgeon for their advice as they may have different guidelines. 6 weeks is on the conservative end.

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Closed Rhinoplasty Benefits


I like closed rhinoplasty very much.  It is least trumatic way to do rhinoplasty, leaves no visible scars, there is minimal disrruption of tissues, and patients recover faster.

 However, no surgery should be taken too lightly.

 I don't advice going to beach for at least one month after surgery.  Your own Plastic Surgeon may have different protocol for his closed rhinoplasty patients.  Listen to him/ her and follow instructions given by your own surgeon.  ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR SURGEON'S INSTRUCTIONS.  Good luck.

Vasdev Rai, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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