When to Resume Working Out After a Nose Job?
When considering cosmetic enhancement, one of the most popular surgeries is rhinoplasty, commonly called a ‘nose job’. As with any operation, you have to make sure that your body heals properly before resuming certain activities, including exercising.
Things to Consider
In general, the recommendation is to wait for about 4-6 weeks before engaging in strenuous physical activity. However, the amount of time you should wait before getting back to your fitness routine of choice depends on a variety of factors:
- Overall Health: Your general health plays an important role in the healing process. If you are already in excellent health and do not suffer from any chronic conditions, the healing process may be shorter.
- Extent of the Surgery: Another factor to consider is the amount of work that was done during the surgery. The more significant the corrective measures taken, the more time it could take before you are ready to perform exercises.
- Type of Exercise: The type of exercise you plan to perform also plays a role. Low to moderate intensity activities such as walking and pilates are generally okay to resume 6 weeks post-surgery, while more intense and contact sports require a longer waiting period.
Your Doctor’s Advice
Although you might be eager to get back to your regular workout routine, follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. Your doctor will be able to provide specific advice on the type of exercises you can attempt before you are fully recovered.
Getting back to the gym after a nose job also requires a period of adjustment. Don’t overwork your body and take time to observe any changes or discomfort that you experience while exercising after surgery. If it becomes too intense, it’s best to stop and consult your doctor.
The healing process is your body’s way of getting stronger, so don’t underestimate it. Listen to the messages it is trying to send you, and give it the time it needs to fully heal before you go back to your usual physical activities. With some precautions and patience, gradually increasing your workouts and enjoyment.