For some patients, summer is the optimal time for rhinoplasty recovery. That’s because many students have breaks in their school schedules, and some employees are able to take extended vacations from their jobs. Life in general might seem just a bit more relaxed in the summertime, when family members and friends are more likely to be available to help out. If you’re considering nose surgery and would like to schedule your rhinoplasty recovery during the summer months, you can consult with Dr. Daniel Greenwald, a Board-certified plastic surgeon at Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Greenwald can answer your questions and provide personalized advice and guidance to ensure the best possible surgical experience and rhinoplasty recovery for you.

If, after reviewing your goals during a personal consultation with Dr. Greenwald, you opt to go ahead with your procedure, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding rhinoplasty recovery during the summer in Tampa, FL. For instance, you’ll need to take special precautions to:

  • Protect your nose from sun exposure – During your rhinoplasty recovery, your nose will be extra sensitive to the sun’s UV rays. In particular, you’ll need to cover your incisions, because sunlight can interfere with the healing process and cause discoloration and more visible scarring. In addition to applying sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every few hours, you should wear a wide-brimmed hat and stay in the shade whenever possible.
  • Protect your eyes – For approximately the first four weeks of your rhinoplasty recovery period, you’ll probably be instructed not to wear any type of eyeglasses, including sunglasses, because the weight of the frames on your nose can affect its healing. Dr. Greenwald can provide guidance on other options to help you see and protect your eyes during that time.
  • Keep your nose dry – In the summer heat, you might be tempted to jump into a pool, lake, or ocean to cool off. Don’t do it – at least not until you receive the go-ahead from Dr. Greenwald or your rhinoplasty recovery is complete. The impact of swimming and diving into water – as well as the close proximity of other swimmers – can jostle your nose before it has fully healed, which can affect the final result.
  • Avoid pulling clothing over your head – Hot-weather attire, including T-shirts, tank tops, and sundresses, is often designed to be simply pulled on over the head. To protect your nose during your rhinoplasty recovery, opt for the ease of button- and zip-front garments instead.
  • Prevent discomfort during air travel – The changes in air pressure that occur on a plane might dry out your nasal passages. A simple saline spray can provide moist relief, and chewing gum can help alleviate painful nasal pressure.

You’ll feel comfortable entrusting your care and discussing your rhinoplasty recovery with Dr. Greenwald, a highly experienced plastic surgeon who is well-known and respected for both his surgical skill and attentive manner. Since the start of his career, he has performed thousands of successful rhinoplasties and other cosmetic procedures, and he is continually recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Patients in the Tampa, FL, area who are interested in learning more about the rhinoplasty recovery in the summer can call Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 1-888-840-3199.