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It's Been 6 Days After Revision Rhino, and Got Hit in the Nose with a Tennis Ball?

Hi there, I am very worried that I might have damaged the results of my revision rhino, to fix a crooked nose. I was hit right on the tip of the nose with a tennis ball. The impact was pretty forcefull. Forcefull enough to get me very worried. I was not bleeding, but started to feel light headed for about 30-40mins. It was only 6 days ago that I had my sergury, I still have my cast on. Will this do damage to the results? If so, what should I do?

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Injury After Rhinoplasty

Well I can understand being dizzy. I am sure the tip was still pretty tender. While I am sure you can injure the work that was done, you probably did not. More than likely it just hurt really bad and the underlying work is intact. Being that said the easy answer is go see your surgeon and let them take a look. 


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Revision rhinoplasty injury

Hopefully, the trauma was not too severe and did not cause any permanent damage. The nose is still very vulnerable less than one week after surgery. Try applying ice and make sure to follow up with your surgeon.

Jamil Asaria, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Trauma 6 days after rhinoplasty

I'm not sure how you allowed yourself to get hit by a tennis ball so early after surgery, but that's water under the bridge. I guess it's good that you still had your splint on. At this point you should rest and apply ice. Return to your surgeon for further instructions.

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