Pregnancy and Rhinoplasty

having a procedure on your nose has nothing to do with your growing belly, right? Wrong! As an expectant mother, you might find that rhinoplasty has more to do with your condition than you think. Read on to learn about the effects pregnancy can have on rhinoplasty and vice versa; you may be surprised.


Can do nose surgery during pregnancy?

Any elective surgeries are off-limits during pregnancy, including rhinoplasty. Although work done to the nose has nothing to do with your womb, the sedation and medication you’ll be exposed to could be harmful to the growing fetus. It’s too dangerous to risk your baby’s health for an elective procedure that can be put off until later.

If you find yourself having difficulty breathing, due to a deviated septum or narrow airways, rhinoplasty suddenly becomes more than just a voluntary procedure. When your own health and well-being is threatened by an inability to get enough oxygen, a rhinoplasty may be needed even if you are pregnant. Of course, the chances of this happening are incredibly slight; you’ll need to be evaluated by your doctors to weigh risks and benefits.



What time after nose surgery can I get pregnant?

A rhinoplasty surgery is not a one-day affair; rather it is a gradual process of planning, preparing, and healing. For many women, knowing when it is safe to move beyond rhinoplasty recovery and try for a new baby is important.

The body undergoes many significant changes during pregnancy, including swelling of the nose and even a thickening of the nasal walls. Some women experience increased mucus production and congestion in the nasal passages and sinus cavities. All of these changes can cause problems for the nose.

Pregnancy should be delayed 4-6 months after nasal surgery so that the side effects of the anesthetic and anesthetic drugs are resolved and the nasal congestion is significantly reduced.


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