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How Long After Rhinoplasty Until I Can Play Basketball Again?

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Basketball After Rhinoplasty

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For sure 6 weeks before your nose has recovered around 80% of its strength.  However, take a hard elbow while fighting for a rebound and you can expect the nasal bones to refracture for as long as 3 to 4 months.

Web reference: http://www.southfloridarhinoplasty.com

Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Basketball After Rhinoplasty

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You should be able to play contact sports again after about 8 weeks. However, BE CAREFUL. You won't fully be healed for about 6 months to a year.

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Basketball post rhinoplasty

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Nasal bones heal by fibrous union and doe not form callus formation. Fibrous union is takes longer to heal that arm bones fractures. For 6 months I would wear a guard to protect your nose. I now see for fracture noses related to basketball than hockey

Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and basketball

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Usually after rhinoplasty I tell patients to limit aerobic exercise for at least 3-4 weeks and then contact sports or heavy lifting for 6-8 weeks.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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How Long After Rhinoplasty Until I Can Play Basketball Again?

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             With basketball, you will have to worry about elbows to the nose or other contact. The bones will be solid after a few weeks, but any additional grafting or something of that nature may be easier to shift with contact. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/Rhinoplasty.php

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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How Long After Rhinoplasty Until I Can Play Basketball Again?

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Month, if you use special mask. Ask about it to your surgeon.

 

Spanish translation provided by surgeon:

Un mes si usted usa una mascara especial. Pregunte por la mascara a su cirujano/a.

Argentina Plastic Surgeon

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