Did I Damage Results By Forcing Nasal Piercing After Rhinoplasty?

I had to remove my nasal piercing prior to rhinoplasty, and now that I am about a month post surgery. I started to notice that my piercing whole is closing, thus I tried with some moderate force to put it back in today. While doing it, the jewelry did not go in all the way but got inserted a bit in causing me some light bleeding from the old piercing whole.....!!!??? It looks redish now and a bit swollen... Is that issue would delay my healing process or worsen my future appeareance?!? Thank you

Doctor Answers 3

Nasal piercing would not damage results of a rhinoplasty.

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It is very unlikely that one could damage the results of a rhinoplasty by piercing.  The damage created by trying to force the jewelry through a contracting hole is probably temporary.  I would recommend that you let your surgeon take a look at it.

Nasal piercing after rhinoplasty

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Have your surgeon evaluate your nose to see if you did any damage or if you have an infection.  Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal piercing after rhinoplasty

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I would go in and see your surgeon explain your circumstances and he/she should be able to properly diagnose your current situation. From an outside perspective I would guess that the hole closed and the bleeding was a result of trying to re pierce your nose. I would leave that to your surgeon or wait until further healing to proceed with any further piercing. Best regards!

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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