Minimun Wait Time Before Resuming Weight Lifting After Rhinoplasty?

i recently had rhinoplasty surgery, about 10 days ago,and was wondering the minumum time i can weight before resuming weight lifting (even if its light workouts)...i had my nose broken back and the small hump taken down....

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Starting weight lifting post rhinoplasty

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It all depends on the extent of the rhinoplasty. What did the surgeon see when he/she was in there? Did they do extensive septum, turbinate, and bone work? Did they do extensive tip work? Best to take the advise of your surgeon's office before starting on an exercise regimen. We usually tell our patients at each visit what their restrictions are. We tell them, (at the appropriate time),to start slowly and then progress from there. Also, don't be frustrated if you lost endurance, or gains in lifting. It will take a while to get back to where you were. Please do talk with your surgeon and get a plan, so together you are on the same page.

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Resuming Weightlifting After Rhinoplasty

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Dear Daniel,


Weighting lifting and other strenuous exercises can be resumed at about one month after a rhinoplasty. 

However, I recommend that you consult with your surgeon who knows the full details of your surgery before you engage into weight lifting to make sure that you are perfectly fit for it; increasing blood pressure and body temperature could lead to nasal bleeding and delaying the recovery process.

I hope this helps.

Thank you for your inquiry.

The best of luck to you.

Dr. Sajjadian

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Weith Lifting

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Yes, wait three to six week before resuming vigorous exercise.  I'm sure your surgeon gave you postoperative instructions and I know that you do not want to have any serious complications.

Robert Shumway, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Workouts After Rhinoplasty

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Hello. After 3 weeks the patient can begin to ease their way into exercising with light workouts. At five weeks, patients can resume heavy exercising and contact sports. Be careful that you do not cause trauma to your nose as this may negatively impact the healing process.

Jaime Perez, MD
Rhinoplasty Specialist
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Jaime Perez, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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Resuming activities after Rhinoplasty

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I suggest conservative resumption of exercise after Rhinoplasty. You don't want to engage in any activity that is going to raise your blood pressure or pulse for at least 2 weeks after surgery. Strenuous activity is restricted for 3-4 weeks. When you are albe to resume your work outs, I always stress a gradual return to your routine.

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 124 reviews

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