I got rhinoplasty 6 days ago. Today I has my splint taken off any my sutures removed. I was told not to laugh for two days, but I laughed very hard inadvertently. My central nostril looks droopy. Am I okay or do I need some help?
1 Week After Rhinoplasty, Was Told Laughing for a Couple Days After Removing Splint but I Did, Could I have Done Damage?
Doctor Answers (6)
Don’t worry about laughing as long as it’s not too much. It is important to try not to quint your nose or moving it around of course. Remember that you may have a lot of sutures inside your nose you can’t see so the less tension you place on your nose the better.
Laughing will not affect your results
Your concern is valid, but rest assured that laughing should not affect your results. It's best to keep your facial expressions at minimum because the stitches may pull and can cause bleeding, but your results probably won't be affected.
Laughing should not cause any problems in recovery or result
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It is highly unlikely that you caused any problem. Unless you see sudden onset of bleeding I would not worry about it one bit. Good luck.
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