I strive to make a nose that doesn't draw attention to itself, but fits with
the rest of the face. Sometimes, a patient's ethnicity or personal tastes
will dictate that I do less during surgery, leaving the nose bigger than most
people would prefer, or doing more, making the nose smaller than the common
vote. Either way is fine, as long as we don't go too far, and as long as
we target the patient's rational wishes as closely as possible.
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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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