So, I just got my cast off yesterday, and me being the idiotic girl I am, hit my nose by accident in the shower. I hit it on the upper part of it, where the bridge starts. I didn't think too much of it, since it didn't hurt, but as soon as I got out of the shower, I noticed a small red bump on the place I hit it. It didn't hurt that much, just like for a few seconds! Will it stay there!? I have an appointment with my doctor 2 weeks from now so I want to know if I can relax and wait..
8 Days Postop for Rhinoplasty, and I Hit my Nose Causing a Small Bump to Appear?
Doctor Answers (3)
Yes, it is wise to call the physician/surgeon and explain what happened. Close follow-up is always better than just hopeful waiting.
Nasal Trauma 8 Days After Surgery
I believe the best thing you can do now is to contact your surgeon and tell him/her about what happened with you; perhaps rescheduling your examination to be sooner than 2 weeks could be a good idea.
Meanwhile, keep an eye on that "red bump" monitoring any changes that may occur with it (better or worse).
The red bump may be just a small reaction to the trauma you had and would have not affected any integral element of your nose but without examination it is not possible to be sure.
I hope this helps and I do not believe that there is a reason to panic; you should relax and wait for your surgeon to tell you what the next step should be.
Thank you for your inquiry.
The best of luck to you.
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Post Rhinoplasty Trauma to the Nose
From the sounds of the events you may have just caused a slight bruise on the dorsum from the trauma. It is always good to see your surgeon so i would make a sooner follow up appointment and tell your surgeon what happened. This will help bring you some comfort regarding the events and be careful. Protect your investment. Best regards!
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