Will slightly touching nose 2 days post op cause any damage?
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Touching nose after rhinoplasty
Relax. It is very unlikely you've done any damage but obviously it would be best if you stopped touching your nose. Enjoy your recovery and try not to obsess. Happy healing!
Post-op Nose Damage
The splint placed over the nose following rhinoplasty serves to protect your nose from trauma or injury during the first week after surgery. It is quite unlikely that any gently manipulation of your splint caused any significant injury. Once the splint is removed you do want to be careful to avoid getting your nose hit or bumped for at least the first month following surgery. This is particularly important if you had osteotomies, or fractures of the nasal bones, to straighten your nose.
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Early post op, some advices:
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
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