Hello. I've decided after many years of consideration and research to have a rhinoplasty operation. I've chosen an excellent surgeon and am excited to move forward, but the only time I can schedule the surgery is about 6-8 weeks before I leave the country for quite a while (I'll be gone for 9 months). Assuming I have no complications post-op, is this advisable?
Rhinoplasty Before Long Term Travel Plans?
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Travel plans after a rhinoplasty
it is certainly acceptable to undergo long-term travel 6 weeks after a rhinoplasty. That timeframe will allow good initial followup with your surgeon andIt is best follow up with him or her when you return.
Leaving the country after rhinoplasty
6-8 weeks should be adequate for recovery before extended travel. Any potential complications requiring urgent revision will usually present within the first week. You should not have any trouble travelling 6-8 weeks later, but you will not see your final results for 6-12 months after surgery.
Travel after rhinoplasty
I am comfortable with my patients travelling 6 weeks after a rhinoplasty. I generally advise that contour changes will continue for 12 to 18 months following the procedure. You need to be prepared for this and discuss these expectations with your surgeon since personal contact will be limited for a time.
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Rhinoplasty and Subsequent Travel
At six to eight weeks post rhinoplasty it should be safe to travel. By that point the nose should be relatively well healed and the risk of a post operative complication - bleeding or infection should be quite low. Be sure to check with your surgeon for their recommendations. Best wishes.
Travel after rhinoplasty
Generally adequate healing has occurred before 6 weeks post op. If you do not have any complications, you should be fine. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
Rhinoplasty before travel
You should be fine with 6 weeks healing. It is very common for patients to come from long distances o have work done by experienced rhinoplasty surgeons. After 1-2 weeks they are frequently not seen again for many months due to distance. If there are questions then photos are asked to be emailed and most concerns can be alleviated in this way.
Travel six to eight weeks after rhinoplasty
We feel you should be good to go by six weeks after your rhinoplasty. You should be well beyond the "complication" watch by that time and back to full activity and exercise.