At What Point is Sun Exposure After Rhinoplasty No Longer a Concern?
- Asked by lookingforanswers2
- 2 years ago
I had my rhinoplasty revision 5 weeks ago and have been wearing sunblock (spf 100) on my nose almost always when I go out during the daytime. At what point after rhinoplasty will I not have to worry about sun exposure? When can I go to the beach and not have to worry about too much sun exposure delaying healing?
Sun exposure after rhinoplasty
Good job on the sun protection so far. You won't have delayed healing going forward but you will be susceptible to prolonged sweling if you have a lot of sun exposure. I would wear a wide hat and continue the sunscreen for at least 3 months. Ask your doctor about going to the beach.
Sun after rhinoplasty
Exposure to a lot of sun can lead to swelling that might cause scar tissue. I generally ask patients to stay out of the sun for six weeks. The real question is whether or not it is the uv exposure ir simply the heat.
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