When you are recovering from rhinoplasty and busy admiring the beautiful results, you’ll probably feel inspired to feel even better about yourself by working out and eating right! Besides wanting to protect your brand new nose, when you’ve just had a rhinoplasty the idea of cardio and heavy breathing sounds like a nightmare! So where do you begin?
During the first 2 weeks after rhinoplasty patients should avoid strenuous activity and sleep in a slightly inclined position. This period of recovery is important because the nose has to heal and you want to minimize swelling. But active patients won’t tolerate too much downtime. Assuming the nose is healing nicely, rhinoplasty patients may begin brisk walking & light exercise two weeks after surgery. One month after surgery patients may resume vigorous exercise and heavy lifting.
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