| | Physical activty after rhinoplasty - 3 days post op overexerted myself!
Just looking for some opinions - I am 4 days post rhinoplasty (closed procedure) and have been doing fine with recovery up to now. Worst was the first night with packing in my nose & feeling suffocated, but have been feeling better by the minute. Yesterday @ 3 days post op I did some housecleaning & definitely overdid it (was feeling so good I forgot about restrictions). The sign that I overdid it was a pretty steady and sudden nosebleed from right nostril which lasted about 20 minutes. Per home care instructions I laid back, iced nostril and then cleaned with peroxide soaked swab and ointment once the bleeding stopped.
After this incident I noticed the side that had the nosebleed is bigger, more swollen on the inside and outside and almost looks like it dropped a bit at the bottom where my nose begins. I was thinking maybe I ruptured a suture or maybe it's just swelling. Anyone ever have this or hear of this happening? Plan to call my surgeon tomorrow & ask but today is Sunday & I'm kind of freaked out at the thought that I messed something up.