Can rhinoplasty/septolasty overcome soft tissue memory?
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Doctor Answers 4
Swelling , some advices:
Soft tissue memory
Postoperative recovery after septorhinoplasty / nose surgery
yes- I think that with careful massage as directed by your surgeon perhaps some of the memory may be alleviated.. would really need to see over time.. best of luck
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Your problem is, unfortunately not uncommon, and approximately 10 % of septoplasties have to be done because of "memory". The second time the cartilage must be scored or crosshatched to break the memory pattern. I also over-correct the defect a little, expecting some memory to recur in sever edeviations.
Good luck. You have a common, but difficult problem.
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