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Sunglasses After Rhinoplasty?

I'm going on holiday for 3 weeks and I'm concerned about wearing sunglasses, I haven't had them on yet since my op! I had closed septo-rhinoplasty 18 weeks ago. I had hump removal & my nose broken. Will it be ok to wear sunglasses? Thanks in advance!

Doctor Answers 11

Sunglasses and rhinoplasty

I typically recommend that my patients not wear glasses until 8 weeks after their surgical procedure especially if bony work was done. I would check with your physician and follow their advice.

Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

1361 13th Ave South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250




Usually we tell our patients to wait for 6-8 weeks before using heavy sunglasses. Every practice is different.




Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

9025 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Sunglasses after rhino?

Without special circumstances I allow my patients to use sunglasses or glasses 6 weeks after surgery. Every surgeon has their own special ways to do things so you need to ask you surgeon for the final answer.

Richard J. Brown, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

11000 N Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Is it ok to wear glasses after rhinoplasty

I usually recommend not to use glasses for 6-8 weaks after rhinoplasty.  I have seen several cases of pinched-in nasal bones due to the use of heavy glasses.  You are 18 weeks post-op, so I don't think wearing a sunglasses should be a problem now.

Alexander Ovchinsky, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

1046 South Orange Avenue
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Rhinoplasty and sunglasses

I usually allow patients to wear sunglasses after about 6 weeks, provided that everything has healed OK.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

1049 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10028

Sunglasses after rhinoplasty

I do not believe that wearing sunglasses will harm your result.  Sometimes it could be an issue if you had a dorsal graft placed.  Check with your surgeon to be sure.  Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342-5029

Glasses after rhinoplasty

Wearing sunglasses, even a few weeks after rhinoplasty causes no harm or damage. So after 18 weeks, I would not be concerned. All the best. M. Samaha, MD

Mark Samaha, MD
Montreal Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

1240 Beaumont
Montreal, QC H3P3E5

Glass Wear On Nasal Bridge After Rhinoplasty

At 4 1/2 months after a full rhinoplasty, you should be fine to put pressure from periodic sunglass use on the newly shaped nasal bridge. If the bridge is no longer tender, you will cause no harm. I would check with your surgeon to be certain.

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 53 reviews

Indiana University Health North Hospital
Carmel, IN 46032


The answer is "yes," but please call your surgeon for his answer since he performed your surgery 18 weeks ago and has followed your postoperative course.

Robert Shumway, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

9834 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

Wearing glasses after rhinoplasty

Most surgeons will advise you not to wear glasses or sunglasses after having a rhinoplasty for six weeks after your surgery. This applies when surgery is performed where the hump is taken down and the bones fractured (osteotomies) as you had. 18 weeks after your rhinoplasty, most surgeons would have no issues with you wearing glasses.

Dr. Jamil Asaria

FACE Cosmetic Surgery, Toronto, Canada

Jamil Asaria, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 79 reviews

186 St George Street
Toronto, ON M5R 2N3

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