IS IT OKAY TO USE A NOSE SHAPER FROM EBAY?

Question: I plan on getting rhinoplasty in a few years. I heard about the nose shaper, so I want to know if it is ok to use it or if I will have problems with my nose or breathing issues.

Dr. A’s Answer: I have to say I was intrigued. I had never heard of this so went to eBay and sure enough, there it was. Looking at the photos of the device, I do not believe that it will harm your nose. There could be a risk of a pressure sore (which could leave a permanent scar or cause infection) if the device were pressing too hard. However, this device will not reshape your nose as advertised.

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