Did I Damage Results? Depression Marks on Nose After Wearing Goggles with Splint 4 Weeks Post-op (photo)

At 4 weeks post-op after rhinoplasty, I wore ski goggles with my splint on my nose. The splint left depression marks on my nose, and underneath I had tape on which also left marks, almost like the skin underneath the tape swelled. Did I do permanent damage or will my nose heal as the swelling goes down?

Doctor Answers (3)

Dent in nose after rhinoplasty


I agree with others that a splint 4 weeks out is odd.  This probably wouldn't have happened if you were wearing goggles only.  On a positive note, your nose looks great!  I would recommend some gentle massage to the area.  It will more than likely be fine.

Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Ruin my nose?


That should resolve. Local massage may help. See your doctor about possible steroid injection.

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Marks on nose


I am not sure why you were wearing a splint 4 weeks after rhinoplasty, but I do not allow my patients to wear anything on their nose (glasses, goggles) for about 6 weeks.  If you have concerns I suggest you speak with your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

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