If you have a rhinoplasty operation that turns out poorly, it is extremely
unlikely that your surgeon will be able to make it right in a second
operation. If you did good research in selecting your doctor, and saw many
excellent before and after pictures of his patients, your doctor may be able to
perform your revision.
But the vast majority of poor results are created by surgeons who
probably shouldn't be performing rhinoplasty, and a doctor like that wouldn't
have anywhere near the specialized skill to perform the revision. Think
long and hard before having your doctor revise your nose.
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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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