I Want to Know if Ethnic Tip Rhinoplasty Will Be a Problem with Martial Arts?

The only thing I want is a smaller tip and nostril. I do martial arts and want to know if I get hit or fall after a year, will it be seriously damage? I know getting hit or falling will cause some damage but will it be worse after getting this procedure done? Will I need to wear a protection mask?

Doctor Answers 11

Rhinoplasty surgery and martial arts

Dear Ceyln,

  1. The nose will heal to almost full strength even when the healing is complete
  2. If you do damage your nose with a hit, then you should see your surgeon right away who may be able to fix the problem without surgery

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 73 reviews

Rhinoplasty and martial arts

  The  nasal cartilage and bones can become fractured/ broken either before or after the  rhinoplasty. Its best where a face mask if possible to prevent a fracture after a rhinoplasty procedure.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 139 reviews

I Want to Know if Ethnic Tip Rhinoplasty Will Be a Problem with Martial Arts?

           Your tip can be refined, and the nostrils made smaller.  The risk of damaging the nose after healing is complete is similar to preop risk.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 482 reviews

Rhinoplasty and martial arts

You can do martial arts once you are healed.  You can damage your nose if it is hit hard enough no matter how long you wait.  Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Protecting the nose after a rhinoplasty

By one year after your rhinoplasty you should have not problem returning to vigorous activities.  There should be little risk of injury to your nose at this point.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Nasal Tip Trauma One Year Post Op

Trauma to the tip one year after nasal surgery will not be more risky than is was before the operation. I always recommend that patients like you wear a mask if there is a risk of facial trauma. I have declined to do rhinoplasties on professional boxers who wanted to continue fighting.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Rhinoplasty problems with martial arts

Any contact sport is a risk when it comes to rhinoplasty and your inventment in you appearance. Tip shaping alone might be less of a problem, but the face protection would be the best idea.

Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Rhinoplasty and contact sports

Soft tissue work (tip only) is much less of an issue than extensive bridge, osteotomies, middle vault work etc. Nevertheless, you are taking some risk exposing your (expensive) new nose to trauma and only you can make that decision. For my patients it has been worth it, and they take a few extra precautions!

Roy A. David, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Rhinoplasty and martial arts

The general guideline my patients follow is to avoid any contact sports where there is risk of hitting the nose for at least 6 months after surgery. Even after that time period, it is important to be careful, as you do not want to undo the work performed by your surgeon. A face mask would be a good idea whether or not you had surgery, as it can protect your face and nose from any contact. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck. 

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Rhinoplasty and Martial Arts

Wearing a protection mask is always a wise when involved in martial arts regardless of rhinoplasty surgery.  Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon regarding his post op recommendations.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

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