Can I exercise after rhinoplasty? By this I mean heavy weightlifting, intensive training and protein intake.
Exercising After Rhinoplasty?
Doctor Answers 26
Exercising After Rhinoplasty
6 Weeks After Surgery
May Take Up To 8 Weeks To Return To Exercise Following Rhinoplasty
Patients who undergo rhinoplasty are often eager to resume their normal exercise routine. Unfortunately, any maneuver that elevates blood pressure in the immediate post-operative period can result in bleeding. This risk increases when septoplasty is performed in combination with rhinoplasty.
For this reason, we recommend avoiding most exertion for about two weeks following surgery. Strenuous activities such as running and weight lifting should be avoided for six to eight weeks following surgery.
It’s important to discuss these issues with your surgeon before resuming exercise. Your surgeon will be able to tell you when it’s appropriate to resume your normal exercise routine.
You might also like...
Minimize heavy activity for a couple weeks after rhinoplasty surgery
As others have already stated, avoid all strenuous activity, especially heavy weight lifting or intensive training.
Any activity which elevates your blood pressure or causes Valsalva effect may exacerbate and cause bruising, at worst even frank bleeding. Strenuous activities to avoid include, but are not limited to running, exercise, weight lifting, pilates, aerobics, cycling, climbing, and sex. Yoga should be avoided too. Patients should even avoid straining on the toilet! Your plastic surgeon will inform you when you can resume normal activity. Most patients may resume regular activities within a couple weeks.
When to start heavy exercise after rhinoplasty
3 weeks is the minimum. Heavy weight lifting increases your blood pressure and especially pressure in the face and nose area if you are holding your breath (valsalva maneuver). That can cause a nose bleed. Also if a weight falls on your nose in the first 3 weeks, the likelihood of breaking it is great. It takes about 3 weeks for nasal bones to heal enough to withstand some mild trauma.
Exercising After Rhinoplasty?
Thank you for your question. after 3 to 6 weeks you can not exercise after the rhinoplasty.
If you underwent a simple rhinoplasty or correction of nasal tip operation it means that your cartilage or bone structures are not excised. Since the manipulation is minimal; the edema will be minimal also. Nasal buffers will not be applied after these operations but only strip bandages. These strip bandages will be removed after 5th postoperative day. You can continue to do your daily work just after the procedure but we do not advise you heavy lifting or excessive exercise.
If you underwent rhinoplasty operation in which the bone and cartilage structures are also involved like concha hypertrophy, septum deviation or secondary rhinoplasty; then intranasal buffers will be applied in order to reduce the edema. These intranasal buffers will be removed after 5th postoperative day. You can continue to do your daily work just after the procedure but we do not advise you heavy lifting or excessive exercise. The more you rest, the faster your recovery will be.
Take Time to Heal
You can certainly exercise after rhinoplasty, as long as you have given yourself enough time to rest beforehand. Typically, it's safe to resume light exercise, such as walking, about 2 weeks after surgery. More intense exercises like the ones you describe can be safely performed after about a month. However, remember that these suggestions are simply guidelines. You should check with your surgeon for more specific instructions before participating in any type of exercise after surgery.
Exercising after rhinoplasty
- Driving: 5-7 days.
- Non-contact sports: 3-4 weeks. (This includes jogging, swimming, hiking, etc.)
- Contact sports: 6 weeks. (This category includes tennis, skiing, football, basketball, etc.)
- Diving: 8-12 weeks.
Exercise after rhinoplasty
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.