Nurse Pushed Hard on Nose 2 Weeks After Septo-rhinoplasty?

I had my septo-rhinoplasty just over 2 weeks ago. I had the cast and removable stitches removed from the tip of my nose last week. I noticed another removable stitch which the nurse had missed as my nose was so crusty, so I went back to the hospital to get it removed. This time I saw a different nurse who seemed to know nothing about rhinoplasty.. She pushed on my tip so hard and ripped the stitch with tweezers. It was such a force, it bent my whole tip round.Could she have damaged my new nose?

Doctor Answers 2

Forceful suture removal

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It is very unlikely that you had any significant injury to the nose from that experience, unpleasant as it may have been.  If unsure ask to see your surgeon.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Post-op Rhinoplasty

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Dear Jade,

I wouldn't worry too much, but you should see your plastic surgeon

He/she can reassure you

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani

Nima Shemirani, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

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