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Lisa277
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I recently had rhinoplasty and I am 4 months post operation, but my skin freaked out and I am still breaking out with what appears like cystic acne.
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Is this normal after surgery? It is mainly on my jaw and chink coming up to my lower cheeks area. Does it have to do with the anesthesia?

Thank you so much!

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drpensler


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Chicago, IL
United States
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  Acne after Rhinoplasty
August 15, 2012 8:06 AM

I have seen what you describe in several patients over the years. Sometimes it is due to stress relating to the procedure, sometimes the patient does not wash the face normally because of (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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August 14, 2012 2:50 AM

There are/could be so many reasons or combination of reasons for acne occurrence following rhinoplasty. The stress of surgery, reactions to the gases, steroidal use, tape reaction. Best to (more)
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arnioldkleinmd


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beverly Hills, CA
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  steroids with rhinoplasty
August 13, 2012 9:30 PM

to reduce swelling sometime one is given steroids with a rhinoplasty. You can develop steroid acne if this happens (more)
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arnioldkleinmd


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  steroids with rhinoplasty
August 13, 2012 9:30 PM

to reduce swelling sometime one is given steroids with a rhinoplasty. You can develop steroid acne if this happens (more)
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