6 months after rhinoplasty/septoplasty surgery, I had a soccer ball kicked into my nose. There was some blood and swelling, but I don't think there is major damage. The cartilage however, doesn't feel quite right, it feels like it has moved in the tip and mid portion of my nose. My GP is sending me for a scan, but won't refer me back to my surgeon if the scan shows everything as normal due to having to justify this action to the insurers. What should I do if I feel everything is not right?
Rhinoplasty/septoplasty Post Surgery Trauma. What Should I Do?
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Post rhinoplasty trauma. what to do?
The first thing is to change your GP! The advice they are giving you is simply stupid, I'm afraid. Please call your surgeons office, explain that you're 6 months post op and have had trauma to the nose, and I'm sure they'll fit you in for an urgent review - which is what you clearly need.
Rhinoplasty and trauma
Call your plastic surgeon and get an evaluation. I would not wait for a study, a pysical exam will be the most important. Good luck..
Rhinoplasty/septoplasty Post Surgery Trauma
Your GP is being overly cautious. Contact your surgeon's office and I am sure the office will bring you back for an emergency recheck to evaluate what if any treatment is required.
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