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Why Alar Batten Grafts Becomes Uncomfortable & Pop out (Bend Momently) when You Do a Facial Expression & Contract the Muscle?

I had a open revision rhino-septoplasty & turbinectomy @6 weeks. Since I had a bigger collapse on the left side, a bigger alar batten (septal) graft was placed there. After 2 weeks I started feeling a clicking on that graft & gradually evolved to a point where it pops out (bends) & it's so unpleasant & uncomfortable. It even impedes me to breathe so well when is in a certain position. I feel it's so anti-anatomical & restricts my facial movements. I think I'm the only guy here with this issue.

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Why Alar Batten Grafts Becomes Uncomfortable & Pop out (Bend Momently) when You Do a Facial Expression & Contract the Muscle?

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    I would definitely recommend returning to your surgeon for an exam to determine the next most logical step.                                                                                                                                   Kenneth Hughes, MD                                                                                                             Los Angeles, CA


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