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2 weeks post Rhinoplasty and I'm having trouble breathing?

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2 weeks post Rhinoplasty and I'm having trouble breathing?

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Breathing problems early in recovery may be the result of increased swelling.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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It is normal to have difficulty breathing through your nose 2 weeks after rhinoplasty

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Thank you for your question. It is normal to have difficulty breathing through your nose 2 weeks after rhinoplasty. This is caused by swelling of the nasal tissues but also by dried blood and dried mucous blocking the nasal canal.Ask your plastic surgeon if nasal mist saline spray will help.

Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS
Boston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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