Could an Extreme Yawn Break Internal Stitches After Rhinoplasty?

I'm 6 weeks and 6 days post-op my rhinoplasty, was yawing (it was quite a big yawn) i heard a very little tick-like sound, is that weird or am i pretty much paranoid? (i'm just happy with my result, i don't want anything to change for the worse)

Doctor Answers (3)

Breaking stitches after a yawn?

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While I cannot comment on the intensity of your yawns, I will say in my professional experience I have not seen this occur in my patients. 

Being a little paranoid can be a good thing, it reminds you that you're still healing and will keep you from doing things that can potentially cause injury. 


Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
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Stitch Breaking 6 Weeks after Rhinoplasty

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It is very unlikely for a yawn to break a stitch. You can mention this to your surgeon at your next visit. 

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Ohio Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Rhinoplasty and yawning

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At 6 weeks a yawn should not impact your results.  If you are really concerned, then you should speak with your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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