I am roughly 17 weeks post rhinoplasty and am worried about changing the shape of my nose through facial movements. I play the clarinet and this involved a certain mouth movement that makes the tip of the nose point downwards when playing. I am worried that over time this will have an impact on my result, that at the moment I am very happy with.
Playing a Musical Instrument After Rhinoplasty?
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Palying Musical Instrument After Rhinoplasty
Thank you for your inquiry.
At more than 4 months post-op you should have already achieved a safe level of recovery/healing that should enable you to play your clarinet.
That said, you should not push yourself to the limits and overworking your facial muscles as you may feel a certain discomfort hence worrying about impacting your results negatively.
At this point down your recovery line, you should mainly focus on preventing any possible trauma to happen to your nose but your hobby/profession playing the clarinet should be safe.
I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you.
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Musical Instruments and Rhinoplasty
At this time period after a rhinoplasty, no oral function such as playing any musical instrument will change your surgically altered nose.
Post rhinoplasty activity
After you have a rhinoplasty - really any surgery, everything is healed (meaning as strong as its going to me). That means tha at 17 weeks you should be fine to do anything - definitely a clarinet.
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Better get back to practicing your clarinet because you do not want to lose your talent! You should be fine.