Ask a doctor

I hit my nose 9 days after surgery and it's still really swollen a month later. Did I cause damage to my Rhinoplasty? (photo)

I had rhinoplasty a month ago and I m really afraid that something went wrong ..I liked my nose after the cast removal.. I know it's really swollen but one side of my tip is really big .. I hit my nose 9 days after surgery did that cause the damage ??


Doctor Answers (3)

I hit my nose 9 days after surgery and it's still really swollen a month later. Did I cause damage to my Rhinoplasty?

+1
Hitting your nose 9 days after surgery can certainly cause damage.  See your Plastic Surgeon as soon as possible for an evaluation.


Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

I hit my nose 9 days after surgery and it's still really swollen a month later. Did I cause damage to my Rhinoplasty?

+1
I would return to your surgeon for an exam given the trauma.

The nose can be swollen for up to a year or more. Swelling will depend upon the nature of maneuvers employed, presence of grafts or implants, thickness of skin, open vs closed, revision vs primary, etc.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 237 reviews

I hit my nose 9 days after surgery and it's still really swollen a month later. Did I cause damage to my Rhinoplasty?

+1
Do you know who would know? Your surgeon! See him/her ASAP for a follow up visit and examination. I suspect there was no damage BUT over the internet no way we could advise you////// 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

You might also like...

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.