when can i wear makeup after rhinoplasty?

Asked anonymously on 3rd August, 2022 at 6:05 pm

When can i wear makeup after rhinoplasty?



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Last edited on 25th Aug 2022 at 6:35 pm
  • Closed Rhinoplasty:
    • You can apply makeup 2 weeks after surgery if you have undergone a closed rhinoplasty.
    • During closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon will make incisions inside the nose, which will result in no external wounds, less swelling, and hence a shorter recovery period.
    • However, you can apply makeup on the rest of your face once the external splint is removed five to seven days after surgery ((avoid touching areas with incisions & scabs)).
  • Open rhinoplasty:
    • You would have to wait for 2 months or more to wear makeup after open rhinoplasty.
    • However, in some cases you can apply makeup after removing the stitches. Just avoid areas with incisions.
  • Non-surgical nose job:
    • You can apply makeup after 24 hours of non-surgical nose job.
    • However, you need to be very clean and gentle while applying/removing makeup in the first few days after this treatment.

Important things to keep in mind:

  • Use cosmetics that don't clot your pores.
  • Be extra clean and cautious with your skin while applying or removing makeup post-surgery.
  • Applying makeup at the site of surgery is forbidden during the recovery phase.


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