Blowing a Balloon 5 1/2 Months Post Rhinoplasty?

can blowing a balloon do any damage at all to a nose that is 5 1/2 months post op rhinoplasty? Thanks.

Doctor Answers 3

5 1/2 Months

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The answer is "no," but your overall healing will take at least twelve months in order to gain the overall intended results.  Best of Healing to you!

Blowing A Balloon 5.5 Months Post Rhinoplasty

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Hello,

At 5.5 months, your nose should pretty stable and almost half way (if not more) down the recovery race.

Usually, such activities are not recommended within the first month or so post-op especially if it is of an extreme nature.

Please bear in mind to keep your nose safe from any accidental nasal trauma especially if grafting or osteotomies were performed.

I hope this helps.

Thank you for your inquiry.

The best of luck to you.

Dr. Sajjadian

Blowing A Balloon After Rhinoplasty

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More than likely blowing a balloon is not likely to cause damage.  My practice advises most patient a gradual increase in activity over a span of 4-6 weeks.   The key factor here is strong nasal breathing after surgery (insert any activity which does this), especially when a septoplasty has been performed, should be avoided to prevent damage to the lining of the nose.

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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