Is It Safe to Return to the Gym Two Weeks After Tip Rhinoplasty?

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Workout Clearance After Rhinoplasty

Hello Petra,


Depending on the surgery that a surgeon can clear a patient for working out after a certain time post-surgery.


Aside risking to cause a possible trauma to your nose if weights are being lifted or if overhead exercises are being performed, 2 weeks post-surgery with the swelling remaining and the healing progress going on may not be enough of recovery time before you engage into strenuous exercise.


Nonetheless, I encourage you to consult with your physician as he/she knows best of the details of your surgery and can assess your progress after a physical examination.


Thank you for your question.

Dr. Sajjadian

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Is is safe to work out?

In general you can return tot he gym as long as you do not bump your nose because it takes a minimum of 6 weeks to heal from a rhinoplasty.

Scott Loessin, MD
Key West Plastic Surgeon
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Exercise after Rhinoplasty

As an exercise enthusiast, I definitely appreciate the frustration in having to take a break from the gym. In general, I have my patients slowly return to exercise after two weeks, but it is extremely important to start gently, use your best judgement and stop if anything feels uncomfortable, and to talk with your surgeon beforehand. There are certain cases where I want patients to wait a little longer before resuming exercise.

Gregory J. Vipond, MD, FRCSC
Inland Empire Facial Plastic Surgeon
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In our practice we tell our patients to wait at least 4/6 weeks. Your bones and tissue are not completely healed.

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I usually have patients hold off on any aerobic activity  for at least 3-4 weeks and exertional activity for 6-8 weeks. Remember your nose will swell with activity.

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