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Slapped on nose 3 months after rhinoplasty. Could my nose move?

I had rhinoplasty(tip narrowed, bridge narrowed and bump removed) a little over 3 months ago. Last night I was at a bar with a friend and she slapped me straight on (not from the side) hitting my nose tip directly. It hurt for a few minutes. It didnt bleed and it doesn't look any different today. I already have an appt to see my surgeon but I am SO worried she did damage. Even if the nose doesn't look different could she have loosened something that will cause my nose to miss shape or droop over time?

Doctor Answers (2)

Likely will be ok

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Fortuanately, it's unusual for a fracture to occur after surgery.  You would likely see the difference fairly quickly if you had a new injury deformity


Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon

Nasal Trauma Post Rhinoplasty

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Although you saw stars being hit in the nose, you probably didn't permanently hurt the nose. You didn't have persistent pain, bloody nose, breathing problems, or a more crooked nose. Consult your surgeon.

Best wishes

George C. Peck, Jr, MD
West Orange Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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