Normal to Have Headaches Everyday After Rhinoplasty?
- Asked by krisccc in staten island, ny
- 4 years ago
It has been 8 days since my Rhinoplasty. How much longer are the headaches going to last? I've been having them since surgery.
Headaches after rhinoplasty
Since it has only been eight days since your rhinoplasty, it is normal to have facial pressure, headache, due to the rhinoplasty. When the nasal bones are broken and reset with osteotomies, it does tend to take a couple of weeks for the headaches to go away.
Web reference: http://www.seattlefacial.com
Rhinoplasty Recovery: Post-Operative Headache
Depending on what techniques were used and whether or not the nasal bones were broken, it is not uncommon for patients to experience a headache in the first several days following surgery. However, a persistent headache 8 days after surgery warrants a return visit to your physician.
Severe Headaches are not normal
You should return and discuss this with your surgeon as continuous headaches are uncommon one week after rhinoplasty. Most of our patients do not take pain medication for more than a day or two following the procedure.
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