I have had a rhinoplasty three days ago and I wear now a splint on my nose. I also have plastic splints with airway inserted into my nostrils. Soon I have noticed that I have occasionally contractions in the area of my nostrils that occur spontaneously and last just for a moment. This occurs infrequently and usually when I am sitting or laying on the bed. The feeling is as if something tries to get pulled out of my nose but it is stopped by the splint.Should I worry about this?
Convulsion-like Contractions in the Area of Nostrils Short After Rhinoplasty?
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Nostril Convulsions After Rhinoplasty
Hello. The convulsions that you are experiencing should not be a cause for concern, but you should be examined by your surgeon to ensure that there are no serious issues.
Jaime Perez, MD
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa
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Nasal Contractions After Rhinoplasty
The involuntary nasal contractions may not be of a critical nature. Most likely, such contractions will fade away but it would be for your best to have your surgeon examine you.
Meanwhile, I recommend that you follow your surgeon's instructions religiously and protect your nose from any possible trauma.
I hope this helps.
Thank you for your inquiry.
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