I'm 30 hours post op after septorhino. What is the bubbling inside my nostril? It's not blood
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Doctor Answers 3
Postop from rhinoplasty--nasal secretions
If you have any concern whatsoever, a proper physical exam by your surgeon is necessary. It is likely retained nasal secretions. The internal lining of your nose produces a lot of secretions on a daily basis. Because of the postoperative swelling from your surgery, these secretions usually accumulate in the nose. I recommend you visit your surgeon for a proper physical exam. Best of luck!
Bubbling Inside Nose
Congratulations on your rhinoplasty! In general, if you have concerns, it's best to continue to discuss the issue with your surgeon. If they feel that an in-person exam is best, or you would feel more comfortable being seen, then an appointment with your surgeon is advisable.
Dr. Michael Epstein
MAE Plastic Surgery
It's always best to address post surgical concerns with your actual surgeon. He or she knows your medical history and what exactly was done during the operation. Surgery leads to swelling and it's not uncommon for the saline spray to pool. During breathing this may lead to the bubbling and sensations you describe. Hope this helps!
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