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How Soon After Rhinoplasty Can I Fly or Exercise?

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Restrictions after rhinoplasty vary based on the extent of your procedure and factors related to your overall health. Flying and exercise are restricted after rhinoplasty because of the possibility of post-operative bleeding. The restrictions in activity are in place to limit the risk of bleeding and to ensure your comfort.

Dr. Eugene Kim will discuss your post-operative instructions and any restrictions that he feels are necessary to ensure a great recovery following your rhinoplasty. Dr. Kim will place a nose splint on your nose after your rhinoplasty to aid in healing and protection. The nose splints are typically removed the week following surgery.

If you are flying into Beverly Hills for your rhinoplasty, you will need to speak with Dr. Kim about when you can fly home. It is generally advisable to wait at least seven days before flying.

Similarly, exercising too soon after your rhinoplasty may cause discomfort, additional swelling and possible bleeding. Light exercise such as walking is beneficial to the healing process. You can typically perform moderate exercise within two weeks following surgery. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for approximately a month.

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