I had septorhinoplasty 2 weeks ago and I'm wondering if it's ok to rub it (just skin contact, no pressure) and when can I touch it/ press it hard. Will I be ever able to pick my nose again? When can I go back to the gym (iv had nasal osteomity as well)? Will exerting force and increasing heart rate make the swelling worse? Does grinning and moving facial muscles affect the Results in the first week?
When Can I Touch my Nose After Septorhinoplasty? Can I Pick My Nose? Go to the Gym?
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Septorhinoplasty and issues
After a rhinoplasty, I allow patients to use a q-tip gently to clean the nose after removal of the splint one week post-op. I do not want them to blow their nose for at least 3 weeks. As for exercise, I usually have them limit activity for 3-4 weeks and then heavy lifting and exertion after 6 weeks.