I Just Had Rhinoplasty 5 Days Ago, How Soon After Can I Sleep on my Stomach?

So I have been sleeping on my recliner for the past five nights since my surgery and I'm usually someone who sleeps on their stomach. How soon can I sleep on my stomach again? Also does laughing and smiling move your nasal bones too much to cause a change? I have tried to not have any facial expression so far and it's been a struggle!

Doctor Answers 2

Sleeping on Stomach 5 Days after Rhinoplasty

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I suggest not sleeping on your stomach for two weeks after rhinoplasty. I recommend you sleep on your sides or back using 2 soft pillows, slightly elevating your head. Having said that, follow your surgeon's instructions.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Post surgical instructions after rhinoplasty.

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This question could easily be answered with a two minute telephone call to your surgeon's office.  Your surgeon knows what was done during your procedure and whether positioning will adversely affect your outcome.

Richard H. Fryer, MD
Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
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