Hello all, I had my rhinoplasty done 3 weeks ago and today I managed to hit the side of my nose with my hand. My nose definitely hurts more when I touch it now and my breathing on one side has decreased. Help! What should I do?
I Accidently Smacked Myself on the Side of my Nose! Will This Affect Results?
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Nasal Trauma 3 Weeks After Surgery
The good news is you probably didn't hurt anything permanently. Three weeks after a rhinoplasty, things are pretty stable. Obviously, you want to call your plastic surgeon and follow his or her advice to the "T". That being said, if you were my patient, I would tell you to put ice on the area or perhaps some frozen peas in a baggie to decrease the swelling. Is it possible you did some serious damage? It's always possible, but I doubt it. This, unfortunately, happens often after a rhinoplasty. Either you hit it, your child hits it, or something else hits it, and it hurts.
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