Swimming after rhinoplasty nose job
Since facial surgery incisions are above the head, you can get back into the water a little sooner than with body procedures. Baths or a cooling soak in the pool are typically permitted after two weeks; just keep your head above water to protect your incisions.
You have to be especially careful with swimming after rhinoplasty. In addition to keeping your incisions safe from infection, you also need to protect your nose from bumps and excessive force. That means no diving, water volleyball, or water slides are allowed for a minimum of six weeks. When you are cleared to resume swimming, you may have to do so without goggles for awhile, as goggles can place too much pressure on the nasal bridge.
Scars are more sun-sensitive than surrounding skin and can darken with sun exposure.
After any cosmetic surgery procedure
No matter what procedure you are having, follow your cosmetic surgeon’s instructions regarding swimming or any other activity. Also, make sure your incision sites are properly shielded from the sun, even after they are mostly healed. Scars are more sun-sensitive than surrounding skin and can darken with sun exposure. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen or keep the area covered by clothing whenever you go outdoors.
If you are ever unsure if an activity is okay after your surgery, give your cosmetic surgeon a call. He or she is the best resource you have when it comes to reliable advice about recovery.