Did I Affect my Nose from Squeezing the Sides?

I was in the shower and I got soap in my eyes. Not thinking about my nose, I squeezed with moderate pressure on my eyes and the sides of my nose to clear the soap. I immediately noticed the tenderness and pulled away--maybe a second of moderate pain. I had a closed rhinoplasty and septoplasty. It still appears normal and the pain/tenderness was only temporary. I can't see my doc until Monday, so am I probably fine?

Doctor Answers 4

Accidently Squeezing Nose in Shower After Closed Rhinoplasty

Hi Danielle,

Sounds like your nose will be okay and that you need to be a little more careful with your nose after your rhinoplasty.  Hope that you love your new nose.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Did I Affect my Nose from Squeezing the Sides?

 If there was only moderate pain without bleeding or subsequent swelling...you should be OK to wait until Monday but IMHO, you should still be seen by your Rhinoplasty Surgeon at that time to be sure all is OK.  

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Rhinoplasty and squeezing

Squeezing the  nose after having a rhinoplasty can be uncomfortable. I doubt that you did anything bad by just a small squeeze.  Go over this with your surgeon when you see him.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Squeezing Nose after Rhinoplasty

   Well, you probably got your answer today.  Usually after a rhinoplasty if you cannot see a difference in the way your nose looks, there is little chance of damage.  Any time the septum is altered as well, an internal exam should be performed.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

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