Hit Nose After 1 Year Post-Op Rhinoplasty- Have I Done Permanent Damage?

I had open rhinoplasty/septoplasty just over a year ago. The tip is still swollen as it was a revision. A few days ago I hit my nose somewhat hard- it caused pain but no bleeding. Now, I've noticed it is tender and a little painful to the touch at the point where the swelling begins in the nose. Just wondering if I should see someone or if this means I caused damage. Thanks!

Doctor Answers 3

Hit nose 1 year after Rhinoplasty, did I cause damage?

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 Even though the nsoe is quite stable 1 year after Rhinoplasty, pain is an indication of tissue trauma and you should be evaluated by your Rhinoplasty to rule out tears and cartilage/bone fractures.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Post-rhinoplasty trauma

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While it is unlikely that you caused significant trauam, if you are concerned, you should see your plastic surgeon to be evaluated.

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


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Most probably no you did not have any major injury. But need to be examined by your physician.................

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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