I had revision rhinoplasty over 3 years ago, and 2 weeks after the surgery, a baby threw her head back and hit my nose. I only got to see my surgeon once for the follow up visit because I moved out of state, but he said it should be fine-it's not. Since then, my nose has been extrememly sensitive to the slightest touch against it. Now I have a one-yr old and she is constantly grabbing at my nose or banging into it, and it swells up sooo much. and it looks so swollen all the time.any options?
3 Years After Revision Rhinoplasty and Still Swollen
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Swelling 3 years after surgery
swelling is an expected consequence of injury, but only short-term - if your nose has long-term swelling then there may be other issues and you should see an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Web reference: http://www.seattlerhinoplasty.com/html/index.php
Swelling 3 Years after Revision Rhinoplasty
You ask for options: 1) Avoid future nasal trauma, even if it means wearing a hockey goalie's mask when you're around your 1 year old child. 2) See an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon.
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