Will massaging the tip of my nose actually help it heal and soften up faster, or will it make it worse?
Bay Area, CA
9 months ago
I am 6 months post op. The tip of my nose is still very swollen and really hard especially in the mornings. I get the urge to massage it and squeeze it in hopes of it getting softer. Am I wasting my time?
Doctor Answers 1
In general, massaging the nasal tip is not recommended after a rhinoplasty. There are fine sutures and grafts present that can be ruptured with manipulation, even at 6 months time. I would discuss it with your surgeon. Best wishes!
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