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When is the Nose As Strong As Before a Rhinoplasty?

I had an open Rhinoplasty/Septoplasty and Nasal Graft Surgery 10 weeks ago and I took a significant blow to the nose. My nose looked the same and didn't bleed afterwords. It hurt a bit, but it didn't last long. It would not have broken my nose before the surgery, but I am wondering what strength my nose has at this point. Thanks.

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Nose strength after rhinoplasty

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Once broken, the nose is more easily broken a second time. This is true after rhinoplasty, as well, if fractures were done to narrow the bridge. The nasal bones heal with a fibrous union, more like scar, unlike a long bone, like your arm. Less force is required to shift and fracture the bone in your nose the second time, so do be careful. After ten weeks, your nose will be as strong as it will be.


Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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When is the Nose As Strong As Before a Rhinoplasty?

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            By 10 weeks, you should have formed a durable scar.  If there are any concerns, have an examination by your surgeon.                                                                                                                          Kenneth Hughes, MD                                                                                                           Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Strength of the nose after rhinoplasty is close to normal after about two weeks.

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10 weeks out from an operation that would probably require a blow hard enough to break an unoperated upon nose as a post rhinoplasty nose.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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