hello... so i think when i sleep at night that i may be sleeping sideways on my nose.... i hate it cause i sleep so deep that i don't remember anything.... however the other morning i did wake up cause i caught myself on my nose.... so my question is.... could doing this cause any damage whatsoever being 5 1/2 months post op rhinoplasty? thank you.
Sleeping on Nose 5.5 Month Post Rhinoplasty?
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At 5.5 months after rhinoplasty, you can sleep as you wish
If you are more than 6 weeks out after rhinoplasty then you can sleep any way you want because it really does not affect the result.
Sleeping On Nose At 5.5 Months After Surgery
At about half a year post-op, your nose should be at least 2/3 healed and so your nose should be at a fine place down the recovery line to sustain the pressure caused by sleeping on your side.
Please do bear in mind to protect your nose from accidental traumas and to follow your surgeon's instruction religiously as your nose remain at an incomplete recovery state.
I hope this helps.
The best of luck to you.
Thank you for your inquiry.
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After six weeks from a routine rhinoplasty, nasal structures have achieved about 75% of their structural strength. After 5.5 months, nasal injury (damage) from just "side sleeping" is nil.
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