Can I wear a mask after rhinoplasty?

Can I wear a mask after rhinoplasty?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients are inquiring if they can put a mask over their nose after rhinoplasty because so many people are wearing masks to avoid the transmission of COVID-19.

You will not need to wear a mask during your first week of recuperation following rhinoplasty because you will be spending the most of your time at home. When you’re ready to go out and will need to wear your mask, make sure it’s made of paper or fabric and that it fits loosely over your nose. The mask should not press against the nose or draw down on the tip. When putting on and taking off your mask, be cautious. If required, adjust your mask a little tighter over your nose 6 to 8 weeks following rhinoplasty.

Wearing a Nose Job Mask

Rhinoplasty requests have increased during the coronavirus ban, and it’s easy to see why. Not only are stay-at-home orders and mask-wearing in public making nose surgery recovery easier, but virtual consults and a focus on self-care have made the decision to go through with your nose job even easier. Still undecided about when to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation? These are just a few of the advantages of getting a nose operation while socially isolating yourself.

It’ll be a breeze to recover.

While recovering from their nose surgery, most people intend to take two weeks off work and social events. However, with social distancing in place and the requirement of wearing a face mask when going out in public, your nose job recovery may be significantly easier during this period. Furthermore, if you work remotely rather than going into the office, you may be able to get more work done from the comfort of your own home while recovering from rhinoplasty.

Virtual consultations are becoming more popular

Since the introduction of coronavirus restrictions, virtual plastic surgery consultations have become increasingly popular. They not only help to limit face-to-face interaction, but they also provide a convenient option to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon without having to leave the house.

It’s More Important Than Ever to Take Care of Yourself

One positive element of social separation, maybe, is a growing emphasis on self-care, which comes with less bustle and running around. If you’ve been thinking about getting a nose job for a while but have never had the time to do so, now could be the perfect moment.


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    William A. Portuese, M.D.
    Rhinoplasty Expert®

    Seattle, Washington 98104

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