Had a septoplasty/rhinoplasty on August 1st almost 4 weeks ago. I had post-ops with my surgeon -a facial plastic surgeon and Otolaryngologist. I was experiencing increased soreness in my nose and discharge. My doc is on vacation, so I was given an appointment with another otolaryngologist in the practice who is not a facial plastic surgeon. During the appointment he squeezed/pinched down the length of my nose, which hurt a little and worried me. Do you think he could have damaged something?
Could an Inexperienced Doctor Have Hurt my Rhinoplasty Result?
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Otolaryngologist providing post operative rhinoplasty care
An Otolaryngologist ENT surgeon is very well trained in post operative care of rhinoplasty patients. Many Otolaryngologist perform rhinoplasty. I am sure he did not harm you or interfere with your post operative results.
It is highly unlikely the new surgeon caused any damage. ENTs are also very well trained surgeons so i'm sure he knew what he was doing.
I think it is unlikely that any damage wasdone. All otolaryngologists have spent time in training experiencing facial plastic surgery
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No. Although the covering otolaryngologist may not choose to perform rhinoplasty regularly he/she will be very familiar with the procedure and steps you have recently undergone and be able to evaluate and care for you properly. The tenderness is normal especially if you had some inflammation or infection.
Examination by covering physician not a cause for concern
Given your scenario, it is highly likely that any damage was caused to your nose by this covering physician. The tenderness is related to the ongoing inflammation and is normal.
It is unlikely that the covering doctor/partner caused any problems with your nose. More than likely he was just examining it to evaluate your concerns.
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