I'm a boxer and recently had Rhinoplasty. I didn't have anything done with the bone or anything like that; I only had my droopy tip raised. I believe they fixed it by inserting cartridge. How long should I wait before I can step into the ring and start fighting again without risking that my nose goes back to the droopy position?
Going Back to Boxing After Tip Rhinoplasty?
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Boxing after Rhinoplasty
My advice is that you shouldn't box again. Having said that, let's do a reality check. Wait several months . In Mohammed Ali's words you may be "pretty", but you will probably injure your nose during future fights. Wait until you hang up the gloves to do any additional nasal surgery.
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The professional answer is 3-6 months.
Your doctor should have told you when you could do this. You can always break a nose even after 6-12 months. But I'd say the minimum is 3 for what you're doing.
Boxing and rhinoplasty
Thanks for your question -
Boxing is a high risk activity after rhinoplasty.
In our San Francisco office we recommend that patients avoid high risk contact sports (karate, mixed martial arts and boxing) for 6 months to a year.
Be advised that no amount of time will insure that a quick left to your nose won't cause problems.
I hope this helps.
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