Is It Normal To Have Residual Fluid Underneath Cartilage Graft After Closed Rhinoplasty?

I had closed rhinoplasty 8 days ago to remove my nasal hump & straighten my nose. My PS said that he grafted extra cartilage from the right side of my nose to the left side to straighten it. I saw him to have my cast removed today and the right side of my nose near my cheek was very tender & red. After painfully prodding around he said that there's fluid under the cartilage so he taped & re-splinted my nose for 5 more days. Is this normal? I'm worried! Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Doctor Answers (1)

Cartilage in nose and fluid


It is common to have swelling not too common to have fluid. Keep a close eye onit with your surgeon. Good luck.

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