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Can hard coughing cause post rhinoplasty problems?

Can hard coughing cause post rhinoplasty problems?

Yes: Anything that causes increased pressure or exertion may result in bleeding or more swelling in are of surgery. Usually does not cause any long-term problem with the rhinoplasty as long as the swelling is resolved fairly quicky. Nasal bleeding tendancy is for about 7-14 days post surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sherris
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Rhinoplasty (Definition)

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I'm 7 week post rhinoplasty, my doughter ponched my nose, and when i wiped inside i found little blood. Shuld i be woried?

I'm 7 week post rhinoplasty, my doughter ponched my nose, and when i wiped inside i found little blood. Shuld i be woried?

Probably not: a problem. If you were bleeding profusely or had a deformity of your nose I might be worried but a little blood is no problem. If you are concerned call your ENT in the morning. ...Read more

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Two days post rhinoplasty and nose is clogged with dry blood. Is there any safe way to clean it without any damage or risk?

Two days post rhinoplasty and nose is clogged with dry blood. Is there any safe way to clean it without any damage or risk?

Always ask surgeon: Generally wiping very very very gently with peroxide soaked tips may help alternating with saline spray or Vaseline may help but I would first consult with your Surgeon to prevent damage. ...Read more

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Can i use use a sunbed 3 months post op closed rhinoplasty without it affecting the end result?

Can i use use a sunbed 3 months post op closed rhinoplasty without it affecting the end result?

Sunbed: If you are really concerned about it affecting your end result of a surgical procedure, always ask the surgeon. Beyond that, know that a sunbed causes sun damage just like the sun. I do not recommend sun beds or sunbathing. ...Read more

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32 days post op revision rhinoplasty can I smoke pot ?

It's illegal: As it is illegal to smoke per federal law, a conscientious doctor can't recommend marijuana use, especially in a forum like this. Smoking anything is never good for healing. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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When getting rhinoplasty, post op is it true you have to breathe through your mouth since nose is comp bandaged?

When getting rhinoplasty, post op is it true you have to breathe through your mouth since nose is comp bandaged?

Partially : Your nose is stuffy but not usually totally plugged. Many doctors, like myself, do not use packing in the nose. Yet swelling makes the nose stuffy right after surgery. You can breathe some through it though. ...Read more

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