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abbeyroad 04-05-2010 11:53 AM

Um, is this normal???
I had my rhinoplasty done a week ago and got my splint taken off today. It's still pretty swollen; my surgeon added a strip of silicone with tape down the bridge of my nose. Here's what is making me nervous: he is making me apply pressure to the right side and the bridge of my nose down for five minutes a day until friday. As he explains it, it is as if my nose is clay that will be molded. I have done much research and have never heard of this being a common practice. Is something wrong here, or is this something normal that I just didnt know about?

robyne00 04-05-2010 04:13 PM

Some docs recommend you apply pressure/massage post rhinoplasty, however, you must do it EXACTLY as your surgeon demonstrates. If you have any questions or doubts about your method of massage/pressure application, ask your doc immediately!!!

You will have swelling for quite some time.

Mr. Z 04-06-2010 01:25 AM

Massaging is common but not that.

Be careful. More pressure than directed could really mess it up.

abbeyroad 04-07-2010 02:56 PM

Thank you everyone!

robyne00 04-07-2010 05:26 PM

So what's the verdict? Keep us posted!!! :)

abbeyroad 04-09-2010 08:51 PM

Hey, I posted a recap of my follow up in my other thread :)

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