At 4 weeks post-op after rhinoplasty, I wore ski goggles with my splint on my nose. The splint left depression marks on my nose, and underneath I had tape on which also left marks, almost like the skin underneath the tape swelled. Did I do permanent damage or will my nose heal as the swelling goes down?
Did I Damage Results? Depression Marks on Nose After Wearing Goggles with Splint 4 Weeks Post-op (photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Ruin my nose?
That should resolve. Local massage may help. See your doctor about possible steroid injection.
Dent in nose after rhinoplasty
I agree with others that a splint 4 weeks out is odd. This probably wouldn't have happened if you were wearing goggles only. On a positive note, your nose looks great! I would recommend some gentle massage to the area. It will more than likely be fine.
Marks on nose
I am not sure why you were wearing a splint 4 weeks after rhinoplasty, but I do not allow my patients to wear anything on their nose (glasses, goggles) for about 6 weeks. If you have concerns I suggest you speak with your surgeon.
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