Is it normal for my skin to be extremely oily following rhinoplasty?
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Oily skin following rhinoplasty
Often times the tape used as part of the nasal splinting process clogs up your oily glands. When the tape is removed, your oil glands go into overdrive as a compensatory mechanism. It's a temporary thing and should get better with time. Happy healing!
Yes, skin changes after rhinoplasty are common and temporary. The procedure will not lead to any problems with permanent oily skin.
Skin changes after rhinoplasty
Thanks for your question. It is indeed normal for your skin to freak out a little bit after you have had a rhinoplasty. It's very common to see blackheads after the tape and cast come off and we usually offer a complimentary facial for rhinoplasty patients to help deal with this. The oiliness that you have now should eventually settle down, but it will take some time. Good skin care can be helpful between now and then. Your surgeon may have an aesthetician who can help. Good luck!
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