If you’ve decided to have a rhinoplasty (nose job) in Dallas, you might be wondering what time of year would be best for your surgery. Each season has distinct benefits and there are some important things you can do for each season to ensure success.
Because spring weather can still be unpredictable, you will probably find it easy to spend time indoors and avoid activity that raises your blood pressure or increases blood flow.
Tips for success: avoid sun exposure and, if you have allergies, try to avoid blowing your nose.
Summer or Early Fall
If you are a student or have accumulated vacation time, summer or early fall would be an ideal time to schedule your rhinoplasty. If you’re fortunate, a parent or spouse will be able to provide immediate post-operative care.
Tips for success: avoid sun exposure and fight the urge to play summer sports before your surgeon has given you the “green light.”
Late Fall or Winter
Because you will need to rest and avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks, you can curl up on your couch and get comfortable. You will have to avoid direct sun for 8 weeks because of potential damage from UV rays, so recuperating during the stormy months makes sense. Finally, because of the holidays, some people can receive immediate post-operative care from a spouse or parent.
Tip for success: plan your surgery carefully. This season tends to be busy with holiday parties, so planning enough time to recover from your rhinoplasty without missing the events that really matter is of the utmost importance.
So what is the best season to schedule your rhinoplasty? As you can see, much depends on your personality, so remember to discuss these pros and cons with your plastic surgeon before you schedule your surgery.