I had a septo-rhinoplasty and SMD on the 16th December 2011, about 2 and half weeks after the procedure I caught my nose whilst turning my head on a friends finger (who was pointing at something). I heard a small crack. I have broken the nose twice, both times the impact was from the left side, the same side I caught it 2 and half weeks ago. Now I'm para I might of caused some damage. There was no blood, a bit of pain which quickly subsided. Have a ruined the surgeons good work!?
Have I Ruined my Septo-Rhinoplasty? Heard A Crack.
Doctor Answers (4)
Ruined septo rhinoplasty
It is unlikely that you did anything bad, but it s worth seeing your doctor to be checked out to alleviate your stress.
Trauma Following Rhinoplasty
Minor injuries following nasal surgery often cause discomfort and anxiety but rarely effect the final result. Injuries that do not result in bleeding are rarely of significance. Injuries that result in visible changes to the nasal shape or that cause bleeding would be of greater concern. It sounds like the injury is minor, but you will want to have your surgeon re-evaluate you in the near future to be sure. Good luck.
Minor Trauma 2.5 Weeks Following Rhinoplasty
It sounds like you had a minor injury to your nose. I tell my patients to avoid nasal trauma for 6 weeks after rhinoplasty, but it is unlikely you compromised your final result. Have your surgeon examine your nose.
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