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Went out in sun after rhinoplasty. Nose swollen, tender after dog scratched. Any permanent damage?

hi my name is kelly i had a revision rhinoplasty june 8th about a week and a half ago i went into the sun for a few hours without spf and was drinking. On top of that a dog at the pool scratched the top of my nose , my nose now on top is very swollen and tender still. Have i done permanent damage im very worried and concerned please help its been about 6 months. ps. i live in florida. thankyou!
Asked On : Sun, 9 Dec 2012
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Hi Kelly,
The sun exposure is not that much important in your case but the scratch from the dog is! A simple scratch should not be able to change the form of the reconstructed framework of the nose too much but if the scratch has been deep this is a possibility. However, if the area is swollen and tender you need to see your surgeon immediately as there might be infection in that area and unless treated on an urgent basis this might go on to cause permanent damage to the nasal architecture! Therefore, go and meet your surgeon as soon as possible. Best wishes!
Answered: Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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