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3 Weeks Post-Op Rhino & Chin Lipo, Work with Toddlers, How can I Work Without Enduring Injury?

I had rhinoplasty and chin lipo three weeks ago and have been hit severely- once on the chin and today elbowed hard on my nose by my toddler patients? How can I protect myself from further injury and still keep my job?

Doctor Answers (3)

Avoiding injury

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Other then a face mask splint you have a challenge ahead of you. Your bones will be more stable in another 3 weeks so keep alert!


West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Blunt trauma to nose after rhinoplasty

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Wearing a nasal spint would help some, but being quicker than your patients would keep you out of trouble!  Good luck!

Dr. H

Gary M. Horndeski, MD
Texas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 129 reviews

Hit

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There is no question that you are at risk> I have seen this situation cause damage to the nose but, unlikely to the chin. More pressure would be needed

David A. Bray, Sr., MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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