Damage to Nose after Septoplasty

2 months ago I had septoplasty/turbinate reduction.I think I was healing fine but yesterday I pulled out a string accidentally and it yanked out and it felt like it was embedded in tissue in middle of nose. i felt a sensation.on one side now it feels like the cartilage is blocked.I can't breathe out of that side now. my teeth ached a little and i got the strange smell i had after surgery but had gone away. have i damaged my septum? or is it just swollen?i'm going to my doctor. please help!

Doctor Answers (2)

Septoplasty

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2 months is a good time for the healing process, You likely pulled out a stitch within the nose that lasted a little longer.  I agree wth Dr. Bartels, you should see your surgeon to evaluate the issue.

Best,

Nima Shemirani


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Damage to Nose After Septoplasty

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You are doing the best thing by going back to your surgeon to have an evaluation.  Hope it works out well for you.

James Bartels, MD
Manchester Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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