too hot when applied. I am almost 7 weeks out and still swollen but my plastic surgeon appoligized and advised me the cast was too hot when applied. I have scars on both sides of my nostrils and they advised for me to use a yellow based concealer to try to cover it up, but it makes me look like I have a prosetic nose on my face. I completely regret going through this procdure, now I feel more self conscious than before. I do not have any pictures at this time. Thank You.
Tip Rhinoplasty and External Blisters (Burns) on Both Sides of Nostrils from Cast Application
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Burn from cast
If you have a confirmed burn you should see your plastic surgeon regularly until it starts to look better. You should definitely avoid sun exposure
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Burns fropm cast after Rhinoplasty
Sorry to hear about your problems after cast application. I have performed Rhinoplasty for over 20 years and place the cast with my hands and yes, it can be quite hot. I allow it to cool slightly before placing on the patient's nose to avoid burns.
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I place the cast on with my bare hands. This means that the cast cannot burn the patient or it would bur me first. The only blosters I have seen are related to tape allergy unde the cast
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Burns from cast
obviously not a desirable outcome and terribly disconcerting. my guess is that the burns were second degree (based on history of blisters) and now while at their reddest and ugliest are very noticeable, they will get better and hopefully heal without permanent scars. if they leave scars then I am positive your surgeon will do whatever's possible to make it right.
Nasal burn after rhinoplasty
I'm sorry to hear you are going through this. There is a type of splint that does need to be heated prior to application. Not much to do at this stage except treat the burn and minimize contractures and scarring of the skin. i do not use that type of splint so do not have any experience with this. The good news is that it is still early at 7 weeks and things should only improve with time.
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Blisters from tape or splint on the nose
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