At Solomon Nasal and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Centre, we enjoy seeing clients of all ages improve how they look and feel through rhinoplasty. Toronto patients who are enrolled in school often express concern about planning downtime after their, and wonder if they’ll need to miss classes. Here, we’ll talk about ways you can schedule a convenient nose job to fit your life and perhaps not miss any school at all.

How Commonly Do Students Schedule Nose-Jobs?

Plenty of students fit cosmetic procedures into their busy lives. Double board-certified facial surgeon Dr. Solomon is a renowned facial cosmetic surgeon-Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon, practicing facial plastic surgery in Toronto, with rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty being two of his top specialties.

For this reason, he often sees younger patients who are ready to make a change in their appearance or improve their breathing with nasal procedures. He’s quite familiar with planning around semester breaks and vacations to make scheduling and recovery as easy as possible for his patients.

Here’s a couple helpful tips to consider when you’re looking into potential dates:

Is a short holiday or reading week sufficient for a full recovery? The answer to that question depends on your lifestyle, the specifics of your procedure and how self-conscious you may be about having it. For instance, if you don’t mind being seen with some visible swelling or a cast on your nose, then your time restrictions will be more relaxed. Your surgeon will let you know how long you should expect to take off based on the complexity of your treatment.

Toronto rhinoplasty patients often wear a cast/bandage on their nose for 7 days. A minimum of one week off work or school is often advised due to pressure and discomfort of swelling, along with follow up appointments to the surgeon’s office.

By the second week, people who have light work such as reading and computer-related tasks can return to them. However, it’s possible your face will still show minor bruising, and puffiness is still present at this point.

Most patients feel fine after one week, but their procedure isn’t possible to hide yet. If you’re determined to keep things on the down-low, you’ll want a full two weeks to hide out. This is roughly the time it takes for the body to fully resolve bruising and a significant portion of inflammation too.

Once you’re back to busy student life, keep in mind the few activity restrictions still in place for your healing nose. School sports and some more aggressive activities have to be postponed until your surgeon clears you.

If you have an important event, ceremonies or photos coming up, you’ll want to book nose surgery well ahead of time because it can take several months for the final, true results to be revealed. Based on your calendar, concerns and needs, we’ll be happy to offer timing that suits you and meets your goals. When you’re ready to talk with Dr. Solomon about your nose transformation, just give our friendly staff a call.