When is It Safe to Start Swimming After Rhinoplasty?
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In our practice, unrestricted physical activity may be resumed 21 days after rhinoplasty surgery - including swimming.
About 6 Weeks After Surgery
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Ok to swim 2 weeks after rhinoplasty
It is acceptable to start getting back into the pool and swimming approximately two weeks after the surgery. Make sure you do not bump your nose on the bottom or side of the pool especially during the first month after the procedure.
Swimming after rhinoplasty
I would wait at least 3-4 weeks after a rhinoplasty to go swimming. If you had an open procedure,the water may macerate the incision a bit. Be careful with nasal goggles as well pushing on yoru nose.
Swimming and Rhinoplasty
Generally, exertional activity, like exercise and swimming should be avoided for 2 weeks after any nasal surgery.
Chlorine can be irritating to the nasal lining tissue, so if you swim that early, it might sting a bit. If not, then you should be OK if you wait just 2 weeks
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Swimming after Nasal Surgery or Rhinoplasty
Avoid any exercise or activity which raises your heart rate and blood pressure for at least 2 weeks following nasal surgery. Contact sports should be avoided for 6 weeks following rhinoplasty. Swimming should be permissible after 2 weeks. However, speak with your rhinoplasty surgeon who should provide counseling that is appropriate for you.
Swimming after Rhinoplasty
I recommend avoiding strenuous activity for 3 weeks after rhinoplasty surgery. I also tell patients to avoid any nasal trauma for 6 weeks. Therefore patients can swim after 3 weeks as long as there is no diving.
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