Can hairdrying cause and damage on nose after a septorhinoplasty?

Hi, I'm on the 3 week p.o, was hairdrying and while doing it, the air was directed to the nose too, can the pressure of it cause any damage?thanks

Doctor Answers 3

Hair drying and nose

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No, I do not think that hard drying should have any effect on the nose. Best of luck with your results.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Heat and rhinoplasty changes 3 weeks post op

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The blow dryer should not impact the result of your rhinoplasty.  The heat may cause some temporary swelling just as may occur with exercise but this will resolve.

John B. Lazor, MD, MBA, FACS
Boston Facial Plastic Surgeon

Air from hairdryer not sufficient to cause damage.

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Expelled air from a hair dryer is of such minor force that damage to a surgeon's work is unlikely at any stage post rhinoplasty surgery.  Furthermore, at 3 weeks post septorhinoplasty, the dissected skeletal framework has already started to mend where damage to your nose would most certainly would be accompanied with significant pain and swelling.

Chen Lee, MD
Montreal Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

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