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Tired w/ Headaches 5 Weeks Post-op - Normal?

I Just Had Open Rhinoplasty Done 5 Weeks Ago. Is It Normal to Feel Tired Along W Headaches

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Tired with headaches 5 Weeks after Rhinoplasty?

In most people discomfort and pain after rhinoplasty settles 24-48 hours after the surgery. In patients where the nasal bones have been narrowed, termed osteotomies, a minority of patients may find some sensitivity and discomfort over the bridge of the nose intermittently for several weeks.
In addition there is some swelling on the inside lining of the nose that can result in symptoms of congestion, this can result in headaches particularly in sensitive individuals if coupled with other conditions such as hay fever. These patients may benefit from additional medications during the recovery period.
Very rarely there can be other causes of headache and tiredness and it would be worth returning to your surgeon for further evaluation and treatment.

London Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Headaches an Fatigue 5 Weeks after Rhinoplasty

It is not normal to have fatigue and headaches 5 weeks after rhinoplasty. You should be evaluated by your surgeon -  these symptoms are probably related and can be relieved with proper treatment.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fatigue and headaches after rhinoplasty

At five weeks post rhinoplasty surgery, you are still healing and fatigue is not all that uncommon.  Headaches can be from almost anything and you may want to ge that checked out.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Headache, fatigue and tiredness 5 weeks after cosmetic nosejob surgery (rhinoplasty)

Headaches and fatigue 5 weeks after surgery are very common but could be an indication of an underlying serious condition such as sinusitis which should be recognized and treated or observed.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Tired with Headaches 5 Weeks After Rhinoplasty


No, it is not normal to feel tired and have headaches 5 weeks after rhinoplasty (unless you were like that before your surgery).  Contact your surgeon for evaluation.  A limited coronal CT scan may be helpful.

Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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16311 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436

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