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Old 04-05-2010, 11:53 AM   #1
 
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Default 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?


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Old 04-05-2010, 04:13 PM   #2
 
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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.

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Massaging is common but not that.

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

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Thank you everyone!

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

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

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