An important concern for patients who have undergone rhinoplasty is whether they can wear their glasses. Most patients cannot live without corrective eyeglasses, and some may be allergic to contact lenses. There may be other ways for such patients to cope with their eyeglasses after rhinoplasty. Glasses that do not rest on the nasal dorsum may be a solution to patients after rhinoplasty, as they will be much easier to deal with. However, it is okay to wear the glasses that re
There is no established answer as to when you can start wearing glasses after you inject fillers into the nose. The general consensus among the doctors is to wait at least 4 weeks before you put them on. Injectable fillers like juvederm, restylane, perlane or radiesse will become considerably more stabilized in 72 hours following the procedure. However, the fillers usually take several weeks for your body to render them immobile. Wearing your glasses too soon could cause dist
Wearing eyeglasses after rhinoplasty is a problem faced both by patients and surgeons. The restriction of eyeglasses is recommended for several weeks to prevent any undesired deformation of the reconstructed nose. Pressure on the bridge and sides of the nose affects the aesthetic outcome for the overall healing period of osteotomized bones. This pressure may compromise the vascular supply and modify the healing process of the regenerating bones. In addition, the thin skin on
After surgery on the proximal nose, wearing eyeglasses may be difficult and uncomfortable. A bulky wound dressing may not allow eyeglasses to rest in their proper position. Even if the patient or physician can adjust the wound dressing so that eyeglasses lie in a functional position, the patient may still experience discomfort from continuous pressure on the bridge and sides of the nose. This pressure can impede vascular supply and thus may modify the wound healing process.
Protecting the nose after rhinoplasty is not limited to just the splinting periods. We recommend a cheek pads for patients who wear eyeglasses not to support the pedestals of the glasses upon the nose after rhinoplasty. After rhinoplasty, external rigid fixation of the osteotomy sites takes place in the first week by several methods, such as plaster of Paris bandages or Denver nasal splints. Although the use of external taping does not have a splinting effect on the underlyin
The nose is the most prominent facial feature. A fracture of the nasal pyramid is the most common facial fracture, requiring less force than that for any other facial bone. The increasing prevalence of this injury presents the plastic surgeon with challenging treatment options. Revision rhinoplasty for traumatic nasal deformity is a difficult procedure, and thus, care is needed to optimize the management of nasal fracture. The numerous factors that contribute to poor end resu