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Should I Have a Nose Job in the Spring?

As a rhinoplasty specialist in Austin, TX, Dr. Yula Indeyeva counsels her patients about timing their procedures and also about issues such as limiting sun exposure after surgery. If you live in Austin, TX, and are considering rhinoplasty (nose surgery), spring may be an optimal time to book your procedure.

With these tips, you can enjoy an easier recovery and, soon, a beautiful nose that complements and enhances your facial features. Read on to learn about some benefits and things to consider about rhinoplasty in the spring.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty in Spring

Be Ready for the Summer Sun

Scheduling a rhinoplasty in the spring means you will have enough time to heal and thus enjoy your results for the summer. Spring in Austin, TX, has its fair share of cloudy and rainy weather, so it’s the perfect excuse to stay inside and not miss out on anything. You also want to limit sun exposure as much as possible after your surgery.

Optimal Temperature

The average summer temperature in Austin, TX, is well above 90 degrees. Spending time outdoors in the summer heat can increase the risk of swelling and bleeding. Conversely, too much time in frigid winter weather can also potentially interfere with post-surgery healing. Spring offers better temperatures for nose surgery that are neither too hot nor too cold to recover from the surgery.

Extra Vacation Time

Many people take a few weeks of vacation during spring. Your kids don’t need to be picked up from school, and you’ve been saving some extra vacation time for the warmer weather. Also, if you’re concerned about privacy, there is less chance that friends or co-workers will ask about your absence because they expect you to take time off during the spring.

Things to Consider

Stay Out of the Sun

The skin is highly sensitive to the sun after surgery. We advise patients to limit outdoor activities and sun exposure after surgery since the skin is much more likely to burn and discolor. If you do spend time outside, cover up and use sun protection. We recommend using a wide-brimmed hat, lightweight scarves gently draped over the nose, and broad-spectrum sunscreen. Do not rest sunglasses on the bridge of the nose until it is fully healed. Glasses or sunglasses can compress the healing tissues of the nose and may lead to complications. 

Stay Hydrated

Sipping water throughout the day helps to minimize swelling caused by heat and humidity. It’s recommended to stay inside during the hottest parts of the day.

Avoid Hard Workouts and Other Activities

Maintaining your beach body may be important to you, and this is great, but you’ll need to avoid strenuous workouts as you heal. Heavy exercise can increase the risk of swelling and other complications. Even swimming, as tempting as it may be in the heat, should be avoided.

Choose a Facial Plastic Surgeon

While many surgeons offer rhinoplasty in Austin, TX, very few are Facial Plastic Surgeons. Facial Plastic Surgeons undergo rigorous training and obtain certifications in rhinoplasty and other facial procedures that other surgeons simply do not experience. Given the complexity and difficulty of rhinoplasty, it is important to partner with a highly trained Facial Plastic Surgeon who takes a caring and patient-centric approach.

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation with Dr. Indeyeva

Spring is prime time for rhinoplasty surgery in Austin, TX. Whether you are interested in rhinoplasty or another facial procedure like a facelift, neck lift, eyelid surgery or brow lift surgery, Dr. Indeyeva is wholly committed to achieving the “best face at Austin.” Discover how Facial Plastic Surgery can help you by calling Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin at (512) 831-5397 today!

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