Q: I had rhinoplasty on April 1st 2016. I am wondering how long I have to wait until getting my nose pierced?

Q: I had rhinoplasty on April 1st 2016. I am wondering how long I have to wait until getting my nose pierced?

(Last Updated On: October 4, 2018)

Q: I had rhinoplasty on April 1st, 2016. I am wondering how long I have to wait until getting my nose pierced?

A: Many factors to consider when timing subsequent intervention after rhinoplasty

Thank you for the question. Rhinoplasty is a unique series of technical steps performed differently for each individual. Desired outcomes are achieved by varying the magnitude of dissection, precise placement of cartilage grafts, and choosing incisions specific for each patient. Your surgeon knows these details best and can guide you on when it might be safe to pierce your nose. If for some reason your surgeon is not accessible, then waiting until tissues are soft and swelling is fully resolved (usually 6-12 months) is wise.

Dr. Chen Lee

Dr. Chen Lee is the co-founder of the Montreal plastic and cosmetic surgery clinic AESTHETICA MD. In 1986, he received his medical degree from the University of Toronto and was accepted as a resident of surgical science at McGill University in Montreal. In 1994, Dr. Lee practised at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center as a member of academic staff in the Faculty of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Lee was a Professor of Plastic Surgery specializing in the treatment of complex cosmetic, reconstructive and oncologic deformities of the face, head, and neck. Dr. Lee returned to Montreal in 2002 when he was recruited as the Chairman of Plastic Surgery and Associate Professor at McGill University. In 2005, he turned his attention to his private practice at Aesthetica MD where he uses his training, expertise, and many years of experience to change or improve imperfections of the face, neck, and body.
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