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Rhinoplasty – Should I Avoid Wearing Glasses Post-Op?

Your surgeon will ask you to follow their instructions after your rhinoplasty procedure. As a patient and as someone who wants to get the best possible results, it is important to listen to their guidelines and follow their recommendations post operation. If you have any questions about wearing eyeglasses, this article should clear things up.

What is a Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty, or nose job is a surgical procedure that alters the dimensions of your nose. It is done to either change the shape or make it more functional – some people have problems breathing after an injury. Most people go for a nose job because they are unsatisfied with the shape of their nose and would like to make it more symmetrical. It is one of the most popular procedures in the cosmetic surgery industry and both men and women have it done.

No Glasses for an Extended Period (6 – 8 weeks)

Many patients hear this from their surgeon, they recommend not wearing any glasses for up to 8 weeks because they can have a negative impact on the procedure. Any reputable nose surgery clinic (known as คลินิกเสริมจมูก in Thai) wants you to get the best possible results from your rhinoplasty, that’s why they recommend not wearing glasses for up to 2 months after surgery. Although this is good advice, it isn’t always realistic for many of us who depend on glasses for vision.

Solutions

If you have a cast on your nose, you can wear glasses over the cast before it is removed. It is best to choose the lightest frames you can find to avoid putting any additional stress on the nasal septum. Once the cast is removed, usually after a week, you cannot wear glasses on your nose as it will hamper the healing process and sometimes disfigure your nose.

  1. Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are an option when you cannot wear glasses after a rhinoplasty, but some people cannot tolerate them in their eyes.

  1. Eyeglass Support

If wearing contact lenses is not an option, you can order eyeglass support online. This product allows you to wear glasses while taking the pressure off your nose.

If you are going for a nose job, remember to follow your doctor’s instructions and always ask questions if you are unsure about anything. If you can get by with contact lenses, there is no need to wear glasses after your operation. For those of you who are not comfortable with them, try purchasing eyeglass support online.