i am 3 months after a rhinoplasty and my nose is perfectly straight but since 2 and a half months i've been hearing a clicking noise in my nose? is this the bones healing or shifting? or is it just junk that's accumulating that i have to clean with a q-tip?
Clicking Noise After Rhinoplasty
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A clicking sound in the nose may be a result of the cartilage and bone rubbing up against each other, which is not unusual. However, this is something you should discuss with your rhinoplastic surgeon.
Clicking noise after rhinoplasty
No, you should not use Q-tips inside your nose or ears or any where else in your body. The clicking noise could be from several causes depending on what was used as a graft during surgery if any, and possibly forces of breathing could cause movements of the soft tissues of the nose to oscillate and stick to the septum. Occasionally, a septal perforation could make sounds upon breathing. Usually, dried mucose is the cause. Best to see your surgeon.
Clicking of the nose
Clicking can be cartilage. It is often the columella strut hitting the nasal spine, but it really could be alot of different things. Check with your surgeon.
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What could be causing clicking noise after rhinoplasty
The clicking noise you're noticing could be from rubbing cartilage or bone or an intranasal crusting. You should have your surgeon take a look to see what it could be.
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