When Can I Start Wearing Glasses Again After Rhinoplasty?

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It's no secret that rhinoplasty surgery can change your appearance for the better. This procedure at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery can create a smaller nose, a straighter bridge, or reshape the nasal tip. But how long does recovery take, and when can you start wearing glasses after nose reshaping?

It's normal to have questions about rhinoplasty recovery. If you're considering this procedure, we encourage you to consult with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin. Our Beverly Hills and Brea, CA clinic can review the procedure, recovery timeline, and what to expect during the process.

How is rhinoplasty performed?

A rhinoplasty procedure is performed using general anesthesia. This means that you will be asleep during treatment and unable to feel pain or discomfort. Dr. Corbin begins by making the appropriate incisions to remove any excess cartilage or bone, then reshapes the structure of your nose. We may also add or improve existing cartilage as needed. Stitches are positioned on the inside portion of the nose or along the natural creases.

How long is rhinoplasty recovery?

Rhinoplasty recovery varies from one patient to the next. In general, it takes around 2 – 4 weeks for your nose to look normal after surgery. During this time, your body will need plenty of rest to heal properly. Our team can provide medications to ease discomfort and reduce swelling from nose reshaping. We recommend protecting your nose from injury, which means avoiding strenuous activities and exercise. It also means avoid wearing glasses to preserve the healing tissue.

When can I wear glasses again?

Because the area around your nose will be swollen and bruised, wearing glasses may be uncomfortable or even painful. We recommend waiting 3 – 4 weeks before you wear glasses again after a rhinoplasty procedure in Beverly Hills or Brea, CA. Wearing glasses can also weaken the healing tissue and impact your results. If you need to see better after rhinoplasty, Dr. Corbin can provide more specific advice about wearing glasses during a follow-up appointment at our office.

How can I make recovery easier?

There are steps you can take to make your recovery even smoother. We don't want this procedure to impact your life too much, so be sure to follow all post-surgical instructions during rhinoplasty recovery. These include:

  • Take prescribed medications as directed. These can help reduce pain and swelling.

  • Apply cold packs to your nose for 20 minutes at a time, several times per day.

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing over gauze bandages.

  • Rinse with saline solution to avoid infection.

Dr. Corbin will provide additional guidelines specific to your recovery, such as when you can shower and what to avoid, and by following these instructions, you can protect your nose from further damage.

Nose reshaping in Beverly Hills or Brea, CA

If you are considering a rhinoplasty procedure to improve your breathing, reduce the size of your nose or change other aspects of your appearance in Beverly Hills or Brea, CA, it’s essential to understand what will happen during and after surgery. One question many patients have before undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure is when they can get back to their daily routines, like wearing glasses again. To learn about our processes and recovery guidelines, meet with Dr. Frederic Corbin at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery. We can help you get started.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.