Hit on nose w/ a ball 8 months post op. Any suggestions?
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Trauma to nose
Thank you for your question.It is important for you to consult with your surgeon about any questions or concerns you may have, seeing as they know your medical history, anatomy and surgery best. It is hard to tell if you did any damage without a nasal examination. There is a possibly, as any trauma to the nose can cause damage even if you don’t notice it from the outside. Best to go get it checked out by your surgeon.
Best of luck!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
Nasal Trauma 8 Months After Rhinoplasty
In all likelihood, you did not cause any damage to your nose, as you are pretty far out from your surgery. Still, if you are concerned, I recommend contacting your surgeon for an evaluation.
Dr. Michael Epstein
MAE Plastic Surgery
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