Can jolting and hard move in car affect the Rhinoplasty results 10 week post-op?
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10 weeks postop
After 10 weeks the nose is well healed and strong enough to handle any jolts and bumps while in a car as long as there is nothing hitting the nose.
Thank you for your question.
At this stage in your recovery, bouncing in a car should not affect anything unless you nose came in contact with something due to the bouncing and jolting. If you are concerned, I would recommend scheduling an appointment with your plastic surgeon to have a nasal examination performed. Best of luck in your recovery.
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
Recovering from rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a term describing an operation that changes the nose. Sometimes, the operation is very subtle tip work whereas other times, there are more substantial changes. Only your surgeon knows exactly what was done in your surgery. In the vast majority of cases, the nose is stable after 6 weeks. It is thus unlikely you did damage bouncing in a car, but if you are concerned, you should speak with your surgeon. Best of luck.
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By about 6-8 weeks, most noses are pretty solid and I highly doubt bouncing in a car would cause any untoward effects on your nose.
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