Originally, I went back to the doctor 4 or 5 days days after surgery and the he removed the cast and taped up my nose. He showed me how to tape it myself so that I could put fresh, strong tape on when needed. He didn't say anything further. So I waited about 5 days with the tape that he administered on my nose, until finally it got so nasty that I had to replace it.
I re-taped my nose approximately 4 times over the next 4 or 5 days and removed the tape each time. The times that I removed the tape, it was very hard to peel it off my nose because the adhesive was so strong. I didn't just rip it off like a band aid or anything, but I did have to slowly pull it quite hard to get it to peel off. As I did, it lifted up the skin on my nose quite a bit and there was some pain and discomfort involved. Well, no one ever told me not to do that so I didn't know any better.
Today, when I went back to my doctor 10 days after Rhinoplasty, I told the doctor I had been re-taping it. He got all concerned and said, "You haven't been ripping it off, have you!?" I said that maybe not ripping, but that I have been pulling real hard to get the tape off because it is so adhesive. I asked if I could have harmed the results in any way, and he kind of said no.
After that, I was convinced that even if I had hurt my results, he probably wasn't going to say that to me. I think the concern about the tape removal process may have to do with scar tissue, but I am not sure. Is it really likely that I have destroyed some of my results through negligence? I am really obssessing about this.