I accidentally squeezed my nose 9 days post op?

I had an Alar base reduction 9 days and had the sutures removed on the 6th day. Today I accidentally squeezed my nose tip and it bled a little from the inside. Do you think it will damage it?

Doctor Answers 3

Post op rhinoplasty

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It is difficult to say if any damage was done--- certainly it is possible since it had only been 9 days post op.  I would recommend that you follow up with your surgeon and explain what happened.


Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Postop alar base reduction

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Dear Marlonlim25

  • It is really common for people to accidentally bump the nose after rhinoplasty, but uncommon that it affects the final outcome.  
  • it's a good idea to contact your surgeon's office and request a followup

Best Wishes

Travis T. Tollefson, MD, MPH
Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon

Injury to post rhinoplasty

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Hopefully there was no damage done.  Definitely see your surgeon so that they can assess and institute corrective measures!

Brent Moelleken, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 194 reviews

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