Does touching the nose 16 days post-op affect the result?
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Touching the nose after rhinoplasty
As always, an in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon would be the best way to assess your needs and guarantee a reliable medical advice. Best of luck! Dr. Michael Omidi.
Healing after rhinoplasty can take weeks to months for the tissues to fully mend. In the immediate weeks after surgery, accidental trauma to the nose or aggressive touching can cause the tissues to shift and potentially lead to an untoward outcome. If you are worried about your cosmetic result, I suggest you speak with your surgeon’s office and be evaluated. Generally though, after 10 days, the bones are often well set. The cartilages can however shift, so care should be taken. Best of luck with the healing process!
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Swelling, some advices:
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
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