I Fell on my Nose 4 Weeks Post my Rhinoplasty

Hi, i was out 2 days ago when somebody accidently pushed me from behind causing me to slip and fall on the floor, I hit my nose as i landed on the floor. Iam very concerned that I damaged it as it has only been 4 weeks after my rhinoplasty, I can feel that my nose is quite blocked and sensitive after the accident, however i had no bleeding or bruising. I already emailed my doctor to see him ASAP, there hasnt been any change in the appearance of my nose except for a small bump on the right side

Doctor Answers 4

Your plastic surgeon will need to evaluate you


Thank you for the question.  I am sorry to hear about your accident.  Your plastic surgeon will be able to tell you whether you have done any damage or changed anything about your rhinoplasty result.  Just keep your head elevated and keep your blood pressure normal to minimize swelling until then.

All the best,

Dr. Remus Repta

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 162 reviews

I Fell on my Nose 4 Weeks Post my Rhinoplasty

  Falling on your nose 1 month after Rhinoplasty may or may not result in tissue damage.  If you felt no pain, heard no popping noise and didn't have swelling...IMO, it's unlikely anything happened.  If however, you experienced any of those symptoms you may have caused an injury that should be discussed with your Rhinoplasty Surgeon.  Minimal fractures, or cracks, in nasal cartilage don't always show up immediately but make the nose crooked months and years later. 

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Nasal Trauma 4 Weeks Post Rhinoplasty

It is normal to feel sensitive after hitting your nose so soon after rhinoplasty, but this will be temporary. Hopefully you've not compromised your final result. You're doing all you can at this point - keep your fingers crossed and schedule an appointment with your surgeon.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Fell and hit nose

No bleeding or bruising is a good sign but you did the right thing by contacting your doctor. There is no substitute for a direct exam so make an appointment as well.

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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