I'm worried being at work all day & looking down at my computer keyboard and paperwork will make my nose bulbous, lumpy or ruin it somehow. I also lifted my 45 pound dog a few times in the last few days. What will happen? Am I ruining my beautiful new nose? It still has a cast on it. And 5 days now, I'm still bleeding & leaking mucus. Is that normal? I also now have swelling & bruising in my jaw area. No work was done there.
I Had a Nose Job 5 Days Ago. Went Back to Work Today and I'm Looking Down a Lot. Will That Affect It?
Doctor Answers 1
When to return to work after rhinoplasty
I don't think there is anything specific about looking down at your keyboard which will effect the outcome of your rhinoplasty. I do think you are pushing it a bit going back to work in 5 days. I usually recommend that my patients plan a week of downtime and not return to work until the protective splint is removed. I also recommend against significant lifting (such as your dog) for the first couple of weeks. Bloody drainage in a moderate amount is not unexpected at this point. Good luck with the rest of your recovery period and try to take it a little bit easy!
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.