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3 Weeks Post Rhinoplasty: Are Headaches and Pressure Pains Normal?

I had open rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago and I still have a headache and pressure at the front of my forehead going into my eyes. Is this normal? Daylight hurts my eyes and makes the headache worse.

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Headache after rhinoplasty

It is not typical to have much pain 3 weeks after rhinoplasty. There could be several causes and you should discuss a more thorough evaluation with your surgeon.
El Paso Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Headache and eye pain after rhinoplasty


You should have your surgeon evaluate you.  This could be indicative of sinus issues or migraine headache or some other pathology.  Unusal at 3 weeks.  Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Headaches, pressure, and photophobia


Each situation is unique and only your rhinoplasty surgeon knows the specific details of your procedure and should be the person commenting on post-operative questions such as this

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Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 126 reviews

Pain after rhinoplasty


I see no relarionship between your surgery and light sensativity. Are you breathing through your nose? if not, post rhinoplasty interna swelling can last weeks and cause congestion and headaches>

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Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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