Had a nose operation to fix deviated septum, SMR and turbinectomy. It is now been 7 weeks. Seen Dr twice regarding my two concerns: 1) Dent on side of the nostril - Dr said massage daily and it will go away in about 6 months. 2) Deviation of nose - Dr said it is uneven swelling and nose will become straight. Please can you confirm if this is correct? Can anything be done to fix it e.g. taping, cast, packaging, etc 3) Have something hard above the dented nostril. Is this scar tissue? Thank you
Dent and Crooked Nose After Surgery? (photo)
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Dent and Crooked Nose After Surgery?
If you underwent a simple rhinoplasty or correction of nasal tip operation it means that your cartilage or bone structures are not excised. Since the manipulation is minimal; the edema will be minimal also. Nasal buffers will not be applied after these operations but only strip bandages. These strip bandages will be removed after 5th postoperative day. You can continue to do your daily work just after the procedure but we do not advise you heavy lifting or excessive exercise.
If you underwent rhinoplasty operation in which the bone and cartilage structures are also involved like concha hypertrophy, septum deviation or secondary rhinoplasty; then intranasal buffers will be applied in order to reduce the edema. These intranasal buffers will be removed after 5th postoperative day. You can continue to do your daily work just after the procedure but we do not advise you heavy lifting or excessive exercise. The more you rest, the faster your recovery will be.
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