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How Long After Rhinoplasty Before I Can Go in the Sun Without Any Protection at All?

When can I expect my nose to be like it was pre operation? I didn't have to use sunscreen pre op, when can I expect to go to the beach and not worry about sun effecting my nose?

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Sun Exposure after Rhinoplasty


I never condone sun exposure without sun screen protection because you wil ultimately pay a price with aged skin or possible skin cancers. Having said that, wait at least 6 weeks.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Sun exposure after rhinoplasty


It is always advisable to use sunscreen on exposed skin surfaces before any sun exposure, and this holds true after rhinoplasty as well. In particular, surgical incisions should be protected from any sun until the scars are completely healed.

Olivia Hutchinson, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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