I had open rhino 3.5 wks ago. Pleased with overall results, but very concerned about completely blocked left nostril. My Dr said it is cartilage, wait 6 weeks and he'll "take care of it" then if it is still an issue. I can clearly see the fleshy mass of skin sticking out from the outer side of my nostril. With a Qtip, i can push it over and actually breathe! I had a panic attack today because i couldn't breathe and the prospect of being this way for 6 more weeks is intolerable. What can i do
Blocked Nostril After Rhinoplasty
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Difficulty breathing after rhinoplasty
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Blocked Nosttril after Rhinoplasty
The "mass" you observe may be temporary swelling which can obstruct your airway. I suggest you follow your surgeon's advice. Obviously he/she is aware of the problem and your concern and will treat you appropriately.
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