I had my rhinoplasty(hump reduction)4 days ago and I slightly hit my nose.It wasn't really a hit, as I was about to kiss my brother on the head (quite gently), and it just push my tip a bit. It hurt, but for few seconds. I still have the cast on. No bleeding. No significant changes. May be feels a bit weird in the middle of my nose, but no significant pain. I am waiting to call my surgeon, but I am really paranoid and concerned. Please, let me know if such "accident" can cause any damage. Thank you!
Would Slightly Hitting Your Nose After a Rhinoplasty (4th Day Post-op) Cause a Damage to the Nose?
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4 Days after Rhinoplasty and Gentle Bump
From the description you have provided, I would anticipate having any damage. Assessment by your plastic surgeon would be advised. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/Rhinoplasty.php
Can slightly hitting your nose 4 days after rhinoplasty cause damage?
Lightly hitting your nose as you describe should not be a large problem, and it is unlikely any damage was caused. The nose is more sensitive in the days following your surgery, and you may feel more pain than usual following a slight bump. I would advise discussing this with your surgeon to get his/her opinion. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck with the remainder of your recovery.
Web reference: http://www.spaldingplasticsurgery.com/face/rhinoplasty/
Based on your description it is highly unlikely that you caused any trauma. I certainly would let your surgeon know what happened. This is not an emergency and calling during regular business hours is appropriate.
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