Hi! I had an open rhinoplasty on May 29th. Today it is June 9th, 1.5 weeks after surgery. I have been healing fine, except today I was down the beach on vacation. I know it is important to protect the nose especially during this time, so I applied SPF 50 to my face and wore a hat. My nose got lightly burned as well as my cheeks - not a deep red but a light red/pink. I was outside for 3 hrs but for some reason I still burned. am I definitely going to experience discoloration bc of this burn?
Sun Burn After Rhinoplasty Please Help?
Doctor Answers (2)
Sunburn of the nose after rhinoplasty is not a good idea but probably will not affect the long-term result.
The sunburn should not affect the outcome of the rhinoplasty. Please try to be more careful.