As they say, there’s a season for everything, and this includes the season you get your rhinoplasty surgery done. The season in which you choose to get a surgery can actually affect different parts of the rhinoplasty recovery process, for better or for worse
That’s not to say that there’s any hard or fast rule on what the best time is to get a rhinoplasty – but you should be aware of what effect the current season will have on your rhinoplasty recovery timeline.
As of writing, it’s getting into the midst of autumn – which is good news, because autumn is actually one of the most popular months to get a rhinoplasty! This blog will cover why autumn rhinoplasties are popular, and also give some care considerations for the season as well.
Why Autumn is a Great Time for Rhinoplasties and Rhinoplasty Recovery
So what makes autumn such a great time for rhinoplasties? The main benefit comes from how the season can make the rhinoplasty recovery timeline a little bit easier on you, for a few reasons.
Firstly, in many parts of the world, autumn means less sun. While it can be depressing to know that beach days are coming to an end, too much sun exposure can be bad for a nose that is recovering from a rhinoplasty. This is especially true for those prone to sun damage even before the rhinoplasty.
The temperature also drops in autumn, which can have the benefit of helping alleviate some of the worst of the rhinoplasty swelling that will often occur after the procedure. If there is any discomfort, the cold can often be a lot more comfortable than the summer heat.
There’s also the point that the summer times of showing off are over, and it’s back to being inside offices and homes for work. This lets you hide away during your recovery, to emerge with your stunning new silhouette in warmer months. There are also plenty of autumn holidays like Thanksgiving to take some time off and put your feet up. Check out our general FAQ page to see if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery before booking your autumn date.
There are plenty of good reasons to go for the autumn rhinoplasty – but there are a few seasonal risks that you should plan for and be aware of. Firstly, as many people are indoors, and the weather changes, autumn can be a very dry season, especially in certain parts of the world. This dryness can lead to flaking and discomfort during the rhinoplasty recovery timeline, especially when combined with rhinoplasty swelling – so make sure that you keep the moisturizer on hand and take care of your skin in advance to feel your best on surgery day.
Another risk with autumn is that it is the typical time for flu season. Nothing is worse than combining the swelling of rhinoplasty with all the symptoms of the flu or cold at the same time. If you’re undergoing your rhinoplasty recovery during the colder months, you’ll want to make sure to keep your immune system healthy, wear a mask (but not so tight that it is annoying on your nose) and keep home at the slightest hint of being ill. If you have any further medical concerns, as always, make sure to consult your doctor.
For some, autumn is also a time of a lot of work or back-to-school appointments. You should be prepared to take at least some time off of these for the best recovery experience possible. For the absolute best rhinoplasty recovery process, you’ll want to plan out your time off in advance.
A good rhinoplasty recovery process isn’t just about staying comfortable. It can have a very real effect on the final result of your rhinoplasty procedure. So for the best results – take it easy on yourself, and let your body’s healing do the rest! Check out our FAQ page for more general questions you might have before booking an autumn surgery date.