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Here’s What Not To Do After a Nose Job

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When considering cosmetic surgery, including rhinoplasty, you should be aware not only of the preparation before the nose job surgery but also of the post-operative care involved in the procedure. The recovery usually takes up to two weeks for a near-full recovery. Most patients return to work or university after the second week.

To minimise bleeding or swelling and ensure a smooth recovery, Ariste Plastic Surgery shares the things you need to avoid after a nose job.

Strenuous activities

Your surgeon will advise you to refrain from strenuous activities, including running, lifting heavy weights, exercises, swimming, contact sports and other physical activities, for several weeks or until you are cleared to return to your regular activities. 

Blowing your nose

Your nasal passages are a bit fragile after your rhinoplasty. That’s why you should resist the urge to blow or sniff through your nose, especially during the first few weeks after the procedure. In cases where you catch the flu and your nose is running,  gently dab it with a soft tissue. 

Touching or bumping the nose

After a nose job surgery, avoid touching, hitting or bumping your nose to reduce the risks of misaligning the bones. You will be wearing a splint to protect the nose, and it is advised to avoid contact for up to six weeks as the nose heals. 

Sun exposure

To avoid skin discolouration or other complications, your surgeon will advise you to stay out of the sun after your procedure. It is recommended to always sunscreen and a hat when heading out. 


Patients will be advised to stop smoking a few weeks before and after the surgery. This could be challenging for some patients. However, smoking can reduce your blood flow, affecting your overall recovery. 

Like in any other plastic surgery, the preparation and recovery for a nose job in Sydney can be overwhelming. However, choosing a trusted surgeon can help you understand the procedure better and minimise risks.

If you want to achieve the perfect nose profile you’ve been dreaming of, reach out to Artiste Plastic Surgery. During your consultation with our Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Jack Zoumaras, he will discuss your rhinoplasty options, risks and pre and post-operative preparations to ensure safe surgery. Book an appointment now. 

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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