What If I Get Hit In the Nose After Rhinoplasty
The question is what happens if I get hit in the face? Obviously we want our patients to avoid that, so you should really avoid sports activities or anything that is high risk for getting bumped. And this would even include playing with young kids who may not necessarily be aware that you’ve just had surgery; you just want to be careful. You would have to take a pretty big hit to the nose to disrupt the nasal cast that’s been applied, and in general I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Obviously if you have a significant injury like a car accident or something like that, often other injuries are more important than what might happen to your nose. To avoid trauma to your nose, I generally recommend avoiding any contact sports that are high risk for getting injuries to your nose for at least six weeks. Those would include things like soccer, basketball, volleyball, anything that would potentially cause an impact to the nose either inadvertently or perhaps on purpose depending on what league you are playing.