I had a rhino and septo plasty 9 days ago, the cast and splits were removed 2 days ago, i still have swelling, when i lightly touch the side where the bone fragments and septo was repaired, i hear slight crackling. i am scared, what is this, is it normal?
Rhino and Septo Plasty and Crackling Sound?
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Don't step on supermans cape
Don't touch your nose immediately after surgery. The grafts and bones are settling. You wll hear cracks from the bones and grafts.Relax and "smell the roses"
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Cracking noise after rhino
Early motion after a rhinoplasty is possibly lose grafts that you are palpating. I would not push on too much at this point. Check with your surgeon if concerned.
Cracking sound after septo/rhino
This could be movement of cartilage grafts. I would not be moving the nose at this early date. Have your surgeon evaluate you. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
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