In this frontal view, we can see that the nose was shortened because the
after picture shows some of the patients nostrils, invisible in the before
picture. In a frontal view, a long, drooping tip will cover the nostrils.
Also, look at the two white dots on the tip of her nose. The white dots
are created by the flashes reflecting off of her tip cartilages. The dots
are about at the level of her nostrils in the before picture, and they're well
above the level of the nostrils in the after picture.
Finally, if you look carefully at the lower edge of the
tip of her nose, you'll see that I narrowed her tip and filled in a little dent that
existed between her two tip cartilages.
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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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