In the before picture, you can see some white marks in the middle of her
dorsum that are reflections from the flash, right where the hump was.
The marks are crooked, indicating that her nose was a little crooked
in that area before surgery. I mentioned in the section on nasal
reconstruction that correcting a crooked nose is one of the hardest changes to
make in rhinoplasty. However, if the crooked area is small, and if it's on the hump, sometimes
simply removing the hump removes the crookedness entirely.
We also know that her nose was shortened somewhat during her rhinoplasty,
because we get a better view of her nostrils in the after picture.
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What is the purpose of massaging nose after rhinoplasty? Do I need to do it if nose is uneven in swelling?
I went to my doctor and forgot to ask him about the unevenness in the swelling of my nose after my rhinoplasty. Since bandage removal post op to now, 7 weeks post op, the right side of nose is still more swollen than the left, and its always been like that. I head about massaging the nose on this website, should I do it? Do some doctors say its mandatory or is it just a recomendation always to help reduce swelling?t I'm just paranoid about my constant uneven swelling on my right side of my nose.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Don't massage your nose
I know doctors disagree about this, but I'll give you my 2 cents. Don't massage the nose. The doctor put the cartilages and bones in a certain position, and you want them to stay where they were put. Don't push them around by massaging the nose. It won't do anything to decrease the swelling or speed up the maturation of the scar tissue.
It can't help, and it might hurt.
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