I have exams 3 weeks after my Rhinoplasty operation. Do you think I should postpone my surgery date?

I have oil skin and I will be getting a Rhin/Septo/Endoscopic Inferior turbinoplasties. I have exams 3 weeks after my operation. Do you think I should postpone my surgery date? Do you think I'll recover in time?

Doctor Answers 3

Exams 3 weeks after my Rhinoplasty operation

Each physician have different guidelines regarding post operative care. Typically, light activity can resume 5 to 7 post surgery. Bruising and most swelling generally resolve itself in the first two weeks. Residual swelling that can take 6 to 12 months to resolve but not noticable to the general public. Consult with your surgeon regarding your case as he or she will know the scope of surgery and the specifics about you.

West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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rhinoplasty recovery time

 Taking your examinations  3 weeks after a rhinoplasty is certainly acceptable. No need to cancel your surgery

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Allow enough time for recovery

Although most patients feel quite well about a week after rhinoplasty surgery, it is hard to predict the effect that your surgery will have on your ability to adequately prepare for your exams. Everyone's recovery after rhinoplasty is different. Additionally, everyone prepares differently for exams. Make sure you allow yourself enough time for recovery.

Jamil Ahmad, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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