2 weeks post op Rhinoplasty, my surgeon has told me to tape my nose every night & press on my nose to continue. (photo)
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Want a contrarian view? Taping doesn't do anything at all.
The inside of your nose don't know the tape is there, any more than it would know if you painted your nose with fingernail polish. The polish, like the tape, is just sitting on the skin, doing nothing.
But even if the tape did something, I'm not so sure it's good. The nose needs to be left alone to heal. If you could hire someone to press on your nose for several hours a day, it's not clear to me that would be good for your nose.
If the nose looks better after two weeks of taping, it's because of the two weeks!
This is *not* meant to disrespect your surgeon; most surgeons have their patients tape their noses. I'm just disagreeing that there is any scientific or physics-based rationale for the practice.
My surgeon has asked me to tape my nose 2 weeks after rhinoplasty
Every surgeon has a preferred protocol. There are no scientific studies that actually show taping to be of any benefit.
In my practice, I tape the nose during the first week after the procedure, and that is it. I would however agree that you should follow your surgeon's instructions as he may have some anecdotal evidence to support his protocol.
Hope that helps.
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Tip sensation can vary depending on if you had an open or closed procedure and typically takes time before it recovers. Swelling can also affect sensation and you are still in the early post operative period. Taping can help with swelling and this could in turn help with sensation. Best of luck, MMT
Two weeks result after Rhinoplasty
Looking at your pictures you should be so happy since the result looks so good.Its individual preference taping the nose or moulding with gentle massage.I like it and I do advise and it at times help.
I would think you should stick to the advise of the surgeon who has given you such good results.
Sensation over the tip also return soon.
Wish you all the best
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2 weeks post op Rhinoplasty, my surgeon has told me to tape my nose every night & press on my nose to continue.
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