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Is It Normal to Have a Permanent Tingling at the Bottom of the Nostrils After Having a Rhinoplasty?

By this I mean it's not all the time but it is daily and weather changes affect it. No lie.

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Rhinoplasy side effects usually resolve on their own

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Rhinoplasty can leave patients with a variety of "side effects" such as swelling, tingling, stiffness, and discomfort. These can come and go or wax and wane over the first year of recovery. Fortunately, these symptoms almost always resolve over time, at the most, a year or two.
 
Andrew Campbell, M.D.
Facial Plastic Surgeon


Milwaukee Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Tingling under nose after rhinoplasty

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Tingling, numbness and stiffness are common sensations after rhinoplasty, though after the tissue fully heals it is unlikely that any of these feelings will persist.

Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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