What Happens If You Hit Your Nose After Rhinoplasty?

nose bump after rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty procedures have taken the world by storm lately. Some get it done to help make their nose have a better shape, while others go with this surgery to help with better breathing. Nonetheless, just like any other medical procedure, rhinoplasties come with their own after-care protocol. 

While doctors will recommend patients take it easy and be careful to help their nose heal, routine life happens, and sometimes things don’t go according to plan. If you are interested in having this procedure or have gotten a rhinoplasty recently, this blog will help you know what to do in case of any postoperative trauma.

So What if I Hit My Nose After Rhinoplasty?

Imagine having a rhinoplasty and ending up hitting your nose somewhere. It sounds like a nightmare scenario, right? You’d be surprised to know that it is not all that uncommon for patients to have accidents with their freshly operated nose. However, this doesn’t mean it should be taken lightly. 

It is best to take good care of your nose during the first couple of weeks after the procedure. In case your nose gets hit hard enough that it becomes a cause for concern, you should begin by staying calm. Check your nose to see for any marks, irritation, redness, or bleeding. Also, check to see how bad the pain is and how long the pain stays.

If the nose didn’t get hit hard and you don’t see signs of trauma, this means there isn’t any damage to the nose. 

If you see some trauma, such as swelling, etc., you can always use a cold compress for relief. For any bleeding, you can use some gauze. In the meantime, it is best to talk to your plastic surgeon. 

If you’re wondering, “What if I lightly bumped my nose after rhinoplasty?” As we mentioned before, a light bump is nothing to stress about. While the nose is definitely delicate and requires care right after the procedure, the nasal bone cannot be damaged with just a light bump.  

What Happens If I Hit My Nose 6 Months After Rhinoplasty?

After about the first six weeks of the procedure, the nasal bones and cartilage become more resilient and begin healing in place. 6 months post operation is when you can expect your nose to get close to fully healing. Even then, if there is any hard blow to the nose, you must seek medical attention asap.

How to Protect Your Nose After Rhinoplasty?

Stick to your doctor’s recommendations on how to sleep to prevent moving too much and hurting your nose. Sleep without anyone close to you, and use pillows to sleep still. Don’t exert yourself; eat healthy; and always stay hydrated for a fast recovery.

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