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2 Months Post Rhinoplasty: Nose Feels Numb and I Have Headaches

aim Asian . 2 months ago I had my rhinoplasty surgery done to higher the bridge of my nose. Now my nose feel a little bit numb and I have headaches between my eyes. Is it sinus or complication of the surgery?

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Numbness and Headaches 2 Months after Rhinoplasty


Don't be concerned about  "a little bit" of numbness 2 months after rhinoplasty - this should resolve with time. Your headaches may be secondary to sinus congestion or a sinus infection which can be caused by a narrow nasal airway after the rhinoplasty. See your surgeon for an evaluation and appropriate treatment.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Pain and numbness following a rhinoplasty


Numbness to the tip of your nose especially can last up to six months after a rhinoplasty especially if an open approach or an incision was used at the bottom of the nose. It is possible you may have gotten headaches triggered as well. That being said, headaches could be a sign of something else going on so I would have this evaluated by your surgeon.

Scott Trimas, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Headache / pain after nasal augmentation


If you had an implant to augment the bridge of your nose, the headache and altered sensations of your nose can represent an infection of your implant if it is associated with swelling, redness, or tenderness.  It is always best to seek an in-person evaluation by the surgeon who performed your surgery or a nasal specialist.  Take care.

Thomas T. Le, MD
Baltimore Facial Plastic Surgeon
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