Question : I had a rhinoplasty 2 days ago, and I am worried because it itches. Can scratching affect my nose job? Believe me, I am really trying not to scratch!
Answer : In the immediate postoperative period in the first few days after surgery, it is very important not to manipulate your nose. If you manipulate or move your nose, you may affect the long-term healing and, depending on the techniques which are being used, you may shift the tissue and cause an adverse result. If the nose is a little bit itchy you can gently touch that itchiness. It’s not a problem. However, it is very important to make sure that there is no pain and no other symptoms of impending infection.