When Can I Have a Facial After Rhinoplasty?

I had my rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago and I am currently very happy with the results. I did notice an increase of blackheads on my nose and was wondering when I would be able to get a facial to extract those pesky black dots. I tend to have very sensitive skin. Thanks!

Doctor Answers 3

You should be ready for a facial 3-4 weeks after Rhinoplasty Surgery.

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It is common to experience an exacerbation of blackheads on your nose after Rhinoplasty. This is from the dressing, typically worn for a week, that clogs your nasal pores. In my practice, a microdermabrasion and / or facial treatment is offered to my patients at the second post-operative visit: around one month post-op. If your nose is still tender to the touch at 1 month post-op, you can put the facial off for another 2 weeks.

I hope this is helpful for you.

Regards from NJ.

West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Ask your doctor

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Certainly you can wash and use an astringent -- but ask you doctor what they would have you do. You paid him -- see what he says.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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If you skin care specialist is gentile or uses an extracter, you can go ahead at this time. Have her be careful around the tip

David A. Bray, Sr., MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon

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