Rhinoplasty also called a nose job, is a popular cosmetic procedure. As the nose is a dominant feature of the face, its size and proportions greatly impact the aesthetics of your face. Performed by a skilled, double board-certified plastic surgeon, rhinoplasty is a low-risk procedure. Many people ask about the recovery time, especially athletes wanting to return to their sport as soon as possible. Below you will find an overview with tips for athletes recovering from rhinoplasty.

Tip One: Plan Your Rhinoplasty

New York double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Rizk specializes in rhinoplasty and performs hundreds of rhinoplasties per year. In his experience with NYC athletes, it is important to plan your rhinoplasty well. Start with a consultation so you have all the information you need about the procedure and the expected recovery time in your case. In most cases, the recovery time takes about 1-2 weeks, in more complicated situations it may take about 6 weeks. Some athletes prefer to intensify their training program before the surgery so they can schedule the rhinoplasty recovery as part of their training cycle downtime.

Tip Two: Take Your Rhinoplasty Recovery Seriously

In most cases, two weeks is sufficient to completely recover from rhinoplasty surgery for athletes. Dr. Rizk advises avoiding vigorous exercise in this period. The reason for this recommendation is that raising blood pressure can lead to bleeding and swelling. After this recovery period, you may start to exercise progressively. It is important to monitor yourself carefully. If you feel that exercise has a negative effect on your healing, it is best to lower the intensity and check-in with Dr. Rizk for advice.

Dr. Rizk recommends protecting yourself from any nose injury or trauma in the first four weeks after rhinoplasty for athletes. With sports such as boxing, baseball or other contact sports it is wise to discuss with your trainer how to best protect yourself or what alternative training possibilities are best suited to maintain your level of fitness. The more serious you take your recovery period, the sooner you will be back in the game.

Tip Three: Follow the Instructions of Your Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

As with all plastic surgery with Dr. Rizk, every procedure is tailored to your situation. The healing process and things you can do to speed up your recovery will be personal. NYC expert facial plastic surgeon Dr. Rizk will give you post-surgical instructions about what you can and cannot do during the recovery period. This is especially true with rhinoplasty recovery for athletes. In general, you should protect your nose from any injury. Furthermore, you should avoid touching or blowing your nose. Conscious cooling with ice-packs can speed up the recovery of the cheeks and eyes, which may be swollen post-surgery. In addition, in the days following surgery, it is important to rest plenty with your head elevated. Rhinoplasty for athletes is usually a conscious choice intended to make you look and feel better. Athletic patients of Dr. Rizk in New York confirm that the results are worth the recovery period.

Fast Rhinoplasty Recovery for Athletes with Dr. Rizk in New York

Dr. Rizk is a rhinoplasty expert in New York and is dedicated to creating the best results with the shortest amount of recovery time. Performing hundreds of NYC rhinoplasty procedures a year, he has ample experience with rhinoplasty recovery for athletes and how to speed up recovery time in a responsible way. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Rizk is skilled to handle the aesthetic and medical aspects of rhinoplasty. Schedule a consultation to find out the details of rhinoplasty recovery for athletes in your situation.