I am about 8 weeks post op from an open rhinoplasty. For the last few weeks, i have found myself subconsciously touching and gently rubbing my nose just to feel if it is all symmetrical. Never have i felt any pain when doing this, but i am worried if i am causing disruption in the healing process. Could light touching/ massaging shift any structures or cause the skin to not settle properly this long after my surgery?
Can Light Touching and Massaging Hurt the Nose After Rhinoplasty
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Massage & Rhinoplasty
Massage in rhinoplasty is actually quite good to do. I encourage my patients to do that beginning in 10-14 days as it will actually help with normal wound maturation.