Is It Ok to Snog (Kiss) Someone After Rhinoplasty?

Or should this wait? If so, how long?

Doctor Answers 5

Kissing and Rhinoplasty

Yes, but make sure contact to the nose is avoided for the first few weeks of recovery.  Allow the nose the opportunity to heal in the appropriate manner.

Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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It is okay to kiss after rhinoplasty

It is okay to kiss someone after a rhinoplasty. The tip of their nose is going to be swollen and tender for approximately the first month or two. Any pressure on the nose will be painful to the person who had the rhinoplasty.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Be gentle after rhinoplasty

Don't hit the nose and you'll be fine. It takes quite a force to injure the nose, so be careful. Gentle kissing is not going to harm anything.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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The nose is fragile

After a rhinoplasty, the nose is swollen and fragile.  It's okay to kiss the patient but be slow, gentle and not too passionate!  Give them 2-3 weeks to recover a bit.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Just be careful

In the first few days following rhinoplasty a splint is being used to protect the delicate nasal structures. In the same time there is some degree of nasal obstruction from the swelling of the mucus menbranes on the inside of the nose. This could make the patient a mouth breather for a short time. So i guess the answer is you can but make sure you do not suffocate her or displace the splint!!

Hisham Seify, MD, PhD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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