I've Been Touching Nose After Rhinoplasty, Will I Damage My Results?

I've been touching my nose A LOT after rhinoplasty and accidently hit my nose twice. After reading how bad touching it is after rhinoplasty I am TERRIFIED that I have caused some damage to my new nose. Right now my nose still looks perfect. I have thick skin and have not noticed any changes. and I hate myself for possibly ruining my new nose. I am 2 weeks post op and 1 week has passed since the cast was removed. Do you think I have ruined my nose??

Doctor Answers 5

Touching Nose 2 Weeks after Rhinoplasty

It is unlikely you've done any harm touching your nose after your nasal cast was removed, but the obvious , appropriate response is to tell you not to do it. Talk to your surgeon!

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews


It is unlikely that you have caused any permanent harm. You would have to push to thepoint of pain for any real damage

David A. Bray, Sr., MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Everything should be fine, talk to your surgeon

Everything should be fine, but please talk to your surgeon to ensure in person.  good luck with your outcome!

Babak Azizzadeh, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Treating your nose after rhinoplasty

It sounds like everything is fine. If you are concerned ask your doctor. Be kind to you nose and try not to bang it again.

Dr. Korman

Joshua Korman, MD
Mountain View Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Touching nose after rhinoplasty

if one is concerned that he/she has damaged the nose after a rhinoplasty a simple visit to the operating surgoen might provide a lot of reassurance.  in general light touching is likely to cause problems.  getting hit in the nose after rhinoplasty is an other issue.  i have seen that cause big problems and decrease the quality of the result.

Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

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