Jan 24

How will my allergies affect the surgery and be affected by my rhinoplasty?

Nasal Allergies, whether seasonal or year-round, generally are not a factor in rhinoplasty. If you experience nasal allergy symptoms, you should be thoroughly evaluated to see if there are any other factors that may exacerbate your breathing problems- such as a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates. If these problems are also present they should be addressed during your rhinoplasty.

Otherwise we find that in general patients have a period of reprieve from their allergy symptoms following surgery. We do counsel our patients not to blow their nose for about 2 weeks after surgery and also to keep your mouth open if you have to sneeze. Overall, there should be no reason why your allergies should affect your surgery with us.

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