Permanent damage after pinching the tip of the nose after rhinoplasty?

Hello, My friend has playfully squeezed the tip of my nose 5 months after rhinoplasty. I felt sharp pain but it was gone as soon as she let go, but now a few hours after I noticed my nose getting a bit swollen. Could she have caused any structural damage?

Doctor Answers 3

Swelling

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Hi Damonica95 and thank you for your question. Most likely there has not been any permanent damage to your nose. After 5 months, your sutures and the underlying tip cartilage should have healed. You may be dealing with irritation, so I suggest waiting another month before expressing your concerns with your surgeon. I wish you the best of luck!

Pinching nose

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Thank you for your question.

Five months after surgery, the underlying tip cartilage should be healed and sutures dissolved.  It is unlikely permanent damage has been done.  Good luck and I hope this heals well. 

Nasal tip swelling after rhinoplasty and pinching

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It is unlikely that she disrupted structural support maneuvers done during surgery; more likely she has caused swelling from local mechanical irritation; I would start by stopping the pinching of your nose and allow swelling to resolve over one month; then you can reassess your results.

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