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I have been sleeping on my side since I had a rhinoplasty 3 days ago. Will this cause any problems and what should I do now?

I had septo-rhinoplasty 3 days ago. I wasn't told anything about sleeping positions by my surgeon and have been sleeping on my side since the op. I've now read online that sleeping on the side can dislodge the nasal bones - is this something I should be worried about? What should I be doing now? Thanks.

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I have been sleeping on my side since I had a rhinoplasty 3 days ago. Will this cause any problems and what should I do now?

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      If no direct pressure was applied to the nose, then the nose should be fine.  If you are concerned, see your surgeon.

Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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