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Recovery from rhinoplasty (nose job) and cycling ...(5 posts)

Recovery from rhinoplasty (nose job) and cycling ...Elefantino
Oct 8, 2001 4:55 PM
Found out today that I have to have one more bit of surgery stemming from the broken-neck ride: A nose job.

My nose was broken in the fall, too, and my occluded right nostril still doesn't sniff right, so surgery has been scheduled for mid-December. I have been given clearance (grudgingly, by my neurosurgeon) to begin riding again on Jan. 7, and I'm wondering if three weeks post-nose-job is enough time to recover. I'm riding the No. 2 bike on the trainer in the meantime, but I want to put in some serious road miles after Jan. 7 to get ready for RFTR, centuries, etc.

Anybody else been through this?
re: Recovery from rhinoplasty (nose job) and cycling ...keyser soze
Oct 9, 2001 5:49 AM
I don't know where you live, but you might want to check with your surgeon about exercise in cold weather. I had sinus surgery several years ago the first week in January. My doctor did not want me skiing or spending excessive time outdoors in codl weather for a couple months. Apparently the cold dry air can irritate the nose and sinus passages. It's probably worth checking.
will you be more aerodynamic, now?? nmCyrano DeBergerac
Oct 9, 2001 6:05 AM
re: Recovery from rhinoplasty (nose job) and cycling ...raboboy
Oct 9, 2001 6:14 AM
Never had it done, tho I have seen the operation on Discovery (or one of those channels). Doesn't look like fun. Sorry. At least you're back on the bike!
re: Recovery from rhinoplasty (nose job) and cycling ...sharky
Oct 9, 2001 6:14 PM
I had it done about 10 yrs ago and all I can remember is that it was very painful recovery and took about twice as long as the Doc said to recover. I think he said I would be running and biking in 2 weeks, and it was more like a month before I could put in a hard workout. I wouldnt schedule anything too soon after the surgery. Good Luck