Sun Exposure After Rhinoplasty - Wearing sunblock doesn't bother me but I am not one to wear hats!
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Sun exposure after rhinoplasty?
How long to keep sun and water away from nose?
Pablo Prichard, MD
Sun protection after rhinoplasty
It is certainly acceptable to use just sunblock to protect your nose a month after rhinoplasty. You do not necessarily need a hat as long as you have good sunblock on the nose.
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Sun Block is ALWAYS a good idea
All operated upon skin is very sensitive to ultraviolet, including sun light, radiation. Wearing a sunblock will safeguard the skin and enhance your surgical results.
Sun Exposure after Rhinoplasty
It is smart to always wear sun block to avoid skin damage and the development of skin cancers. Your skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure for about 6 weeks after nasal surgery.
Rhinoplasty and Sun Protection
After rhinoplasty it is advised to avoid sun burn as it causes more swelling to the freshly operated upon nose. Sun block, a good hat, and sun exposure avoidance is recommended. If you are outside for limited time with friends or walking your dog, you should be fine with a sun block with SPF greater than 30, with or without a hat. Discuss this with your rhinoplasty surgeon.
Enjoy your new nose.
Rhinoplasty and sunblock
Sunblock is always a good thing to wear when out in the sun. It does not specifically help or hurt your rhinoplasty in anyway especially if you do not have an external incision from an open rhinoplasty.
Sunning after rhinoplasty.
Use of a sunblock is something that should be part of your daily routine. Hats give you more protection and prevent more swelling of the nose and wrinkles in the future.
Sun exposure after rhinoplasty
This is more a question for your surgeon. each of us have our own post operatives protocols. I recommend NO SUN for 6 weeks, no sun screen, no exposure of any type IF POSSIBLE. But that is just my protocols.
From MIAMI DR. B
Sun exposure after nose surgery.
You should be careful about sun exposure after any surgery. This can cause burns or hyperpigmentation. Certain skin types may be more prone. Other factors include the amount of exposure and time of day. Exercise caution.
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