How Long After Rhinoplasty Can You Start Exercising?

How long should I wait to start exercising after rhinoplasty? I had my procedure exactly 15 days ago and have had no issues whatsoever, no bleeding, no pain, just numbness.

Doctor Answers 5

6 weeks before doing strenuous activity

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It's safer to wait until about 6 weeks after surgery before doing any rigorous physical activity, and this includes swimming. You can do light exercising sooner, however.


Exercise after Rhinolasty

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Generally, I advise my patients to avoid strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks after rhinoplasty. I define "strenuous" as anything that raises a patient's blood pressure, pulse, or breathing rate. They are told to avoid nasal trauma for 6 weeks after surgery.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

I allow my patients to resume unlimited physical activity 3 weeks following Rhinoplasty Surgery.

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You should ask your surgeon for specific advice after your surgery. I have seen nose-bleeds any time within 3 weeks following nose job surgery. For this reason, I ask my patients to refrain from working out for a full 3 weeks.

I hope this is helpful for you.

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 435 reviews

Okay to exercise two weeks after rhinoplasty

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It is important to refrain from any exercise after a nose job for at least two weeks. This is to prevent a hemorrhage and/or a nosebleed.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

Usually okay to exercise two weeks after rhinoplasty

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Every surgeon and every patient is different, but in general I like patients to avoid strenuous exercise for two weeks after rhinoplasty. If a patient were particularly bloody, or had an excessive amount of bruising, however, I might restrict that for longer.

All the best,


David C. Pearson, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon

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