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Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby beachbunnie » Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:13 pm

I am 9 months post op and my skin is still kinda bad since the surgery. After the bandages were taken off, my skin, which was once perfect, turned red and I got a rash and pimples and it became greasy! Not sure if the anesthesia or the bandages caused this.

It still won't go away completely! I have no idea how to control it. No cream works perfectly to control my skin. It gets really red on my nose and pimples form so easily.

This happen to anyone? Please help. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby SatisDee » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:16 am

This happens to me too! It's so annoying. I am 4 months post op.
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby woolfy » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:56 pm

Is this only isolated to your nose or your entire face? I had the opposite happen to me. The 7day round of antibiotics was great for my skin. Maybe you are allergic to the tape or glue used on it. It could also be the antibiotics. It works while your on it, but some have the opposite reaction when they stop taking the drug.

What are you using to combat this problem?
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby mydarling » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:33 am

Dear Beachbunny,

I was just about to ask this same question. My face before surgery was a little oily and I had some acne. But after surgery, it all got much worse. Im talking greasy shiney face with red pimples and blackheads on the nose.
I tryed to cover it with foundation and nothing works. My skin does not allow any makeup to be absorbed.
So i have to go out in public "all natural", which is not a cute sight.

I am not using antibiotics, so i know its not that. I am 2 weeks post-op. I do not know why my face is so greasy. I am beginning to think that it is something the surgeon put on my face during surgery. But i dont know what. Maybe the anesthesia.

If anyone has a solution please post. If i find one, i will do the same.
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby Foto » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:36 pm

I took vitamin C (1000g) four times a day & Bromelin twice a day 1 1/2 weeks prior to my revision & continued to take it after. 2 weeks post op & my skin is beautiful. Nothing at all like it was the first time I had my primary. Not only did my skin clear up, it also improved the color as well. Additionally, I did not bleed much this time either. I only kept the gauze under my nose for 2 hours right after surgery. I did not need it thereafter. Vitamin C is GREAT! I don't know why doctors don't tell their patients about this. It will also help heal the wounds inside your nose faster. It took less than 1 week for my stitches to disolve and at 2 weeks the inside of my nose has completely healed.

Hope this helps. Happy healing :)
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby beachbunnie » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:42 pm

Thanks everyone for the responses!

It's concentrated on my nose. I went on antibiotics to see if maybe it was an infection or something, but it didn't really work. I think it could definitely be attributed to the anesthesia which just made my skin go crazy. It sucks, but I'm hoping that with time, my skin's memory snaps back into place and returns to it's original state, because that would be really great! :)

And if anyone has experienced the same thing, please post here, so we can al find out what's going on and how to fix this! :)
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby Narizon » Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:28 pm

Since the surgery (4 wks ago) I now have blackheads covering from one alar to the other alar that stick out their heads & fall off when I lightly massage my new fuggly nose with my finger tip. Along with the black hard crustys, I also have at the ends of my alars S shaped oily matter sticking out more than the blackheads.

I'm guessing this is all part of the "healing process".

I've been cleaning the skin on my nose with a Q-tip drenched in hydrogen peroxide. I allow my nose to dry & then rub off the white residue. At times, I just clean my nose with a Q-tip drenched in witch hazel. I then slather pure aloe vera all over my face to avoid any redness from surfacing. This doesn't really remedy my problem with the blackheads -but I may be controlling them from over producing themselves. The aloe def helps with the redness & it may help you with your oily problem.

At night, I apply pure coconut oil only on the scars to make them less visible over time. I hope this helps.
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby dabada » Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:00 pm

i found that steeming my face was very helping with the black heads
i am sooo careful in touching my nose so i cant actually remove those black heads as i used to do before my rhino
so i am using steem for about 15 minutes once a week and i use a toner to close the pores after washing my face
but i still get skin irritation from time to time :(
i used the honey mask couple of times and was very helping too
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby Narizon » Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:24 pm

hi Dababa, I'll try the steaming & thanks for suggesting it. Regarding the skin irritation, try using aloe vera as it has def cleared up the redness & rash on my face. I use it daily & at times consume it too. -Narizon
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby dabada » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:28 pm

Narizon wrote:hi Dababa, I'll try the steaming & thanks for suggesting it. Regarding the skin irritation, try using aloe vera as it has def cleared up the redness & rash on my face. I use it daily & at times consume it too. -Narizon


hi Narizon.. steeming is great but dont do it more than once in a week .. some people say it might make the pores larger if u steem ur face too often .. i will try the aloe vera but i only have aloe vera oil .. are u using that or some other thing
thanks :)
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby Narizon » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:04 pm

I'm using aloe vera gel. If you're seeking the ones to consume, it should state ..'dietary supplement'. Good luck & let me know how it goes for you.
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby Lobsteraftersurg » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:34 pm

ok people
it has been 15 months since my rhinoplasty. Mine was sort of major (allegedly). Before the surgery however i did have a slight acne problem. but the thing is my skin cleared up perfectly (as if i never had acne before) but following the surgery, i could not wash my face for like two weeks. i did notice that a large and thick layer of grease formed on my face during this time period. i thought that it was probably bc i hadnt washed it in forever. I still have this problem after 15 months.
my face is super sensitive, gets beat red so easily, even just when i lightly splash water on it or i bend over slightly to tie my shoe.
i went crazy. i thoguht that perhaps i had always been like this but i hadnt noticed. but thank god for this messageboard otherwise i would be going crazy forever. i cannot even take a luke warm shower because it gets so dry and red and eventually greasy. i feel like my face and nose are still swollen and that this is evidence of this.?
now my acne is back and the anti biotics that worked for it before are no longer.
my nose has the biggest blackheads ever known to Man. and its this area around my nose that gets the greasiest.
WHEN WILL THIS SUBSIDE?
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby EPO4 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:30 am

I always have the same problem with my skin. I have read that the skin reacts to the trauma of surgery by overproducing protective oil. It can take up to two years to fully recover from a major rhinoplasty. Maybe in a few months the skin will feel the threat is over and calm down. Good luck!
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby surgery123 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:30 am

I'm 3.5 months post op and I understand! I always had great skin and in the past month, my nose has become red, & bumpy. But it's almost like they're not pimples...just bumps. Can't really explain it. I tried acne medications and it made it worse! My skin on my nose just started getting darker & peeling! So I found this psoriasis medicine that I had and just tried it out because I really didn't want to go to a dermatologist. After a week, my nose was soooo much better. This was about a couple weeks ago now. It's not 100% but such an improvement. I may try this Bromelin stuff everybody keeps mentioning. Maybe that will bring me back to 100%.
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Re: Bad skin after Rhinoplasty, HELP!

Postby Lynchic » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:45 am

I've been using witch hazel twice a day to clean my nose, that has helped. I'm 2.5 weeks out and seeing improvement. My biggest thing right now is my pores are HUGE!!
As for my reaction.. first I had a reaction to whatever they cleansed my face with. I kept flushing for 2-3 days after surgery then realized I had a bumpy rash all over my face and down to my neck. There were definitive lines where it stopped so I know it wasn't any meds. My skin has become SO sensitive over the last few years to just about everything. That took a week to go away and then I had to scrub off the scaly parts of the rash with St Ives scrub cleanser. Then when my cast came off, I had a reaction to the tape/adhesive. My skin was so nasty, I think I've had about 3-4 layers of skin come off since. I finally got the last of the rough patches off my face the other day. It still hurts to "wash" my nose.. so I do as best I can and use the witch hazel with a cotton ball to cleanse the rest.
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