Swelling after rhinoplasty due to squeezing blackheads?

i am almost 2wks post op. last night, i was trying to take blackheads out and might have squeezed too hard from side to side. i also used those nose strips that you pull off. after that, i noticed significant swelling on a spot halfway down the bridge (right where i may have squeezed too hard). it feels weird compared to the previous days. i called my doctor up and he said that the swelling is maybe because of the fluid caused by squeezing hard.im so scared coz it might have caused an infection?

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Swelling after rhinoplasty due to squeezing blackheads?

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If you are concerned about this, you should return to your surgeon for an exam.

The nose can be swollen for up to a year or more. Swelling will depend upon the nature of maneuvers employed, presence of grafts or implants, thickness of skin, open vs closed, revision vs primary, etc.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

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