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Skin Necrosis and Rhinoplasty

I had a rhinoplasy 4 weeks ago. when the cast was...

i had a rhinoplasy 4 weeks ago. when the cast was removed, after 1 week, there was a necrotic area on the bridge of my nose with substantial depth. needless to say, this unexpected outcome has affected me terribly...i can't leave the house without a bandaid and im waiting for the area to heal before the damage can be truly assessed.

i had always been unhappy about the size of my nose especially the tip which was too wide. i never imagined that i would have this unusual outcome.

have you ever seen this complication? i am young, healthy and a non-smoker. i believe this outcome is due to vascular compromise to the area during the procedure...can you advise me? thank you
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Hello Archie;

This can occur due to infection or, if a plaster cast was used, it can fold inward and cause pressure at the spot of the fold. Did your doc use plaster like they use for broken bones?
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pleases. keep us informed about you and your doing, hope the best for you.
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Wow, I've heard of necrosis after breast surgery and tummy tuck but never rhinoplasty. What did your doctor say when the cast came off? Did s/he seem surprised or concerned?

Please keep us updated with how you're doing.

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