Did I Damage Results? Depression Marks on Nose After Wearing Goggles with Splint 4 Weeks Post-op (photo)

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?

Doctor Answers 3

Ruin my nose?

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That should resolve. Local massage may help. See your doctor about possible steroid injection.

West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Dent in nose after rhinoplasty

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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.

Ryan N. Heffelfinger, MD
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon

Marks on nose

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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.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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