I had an extensive open revision rhinoplasty 9 days ago which included breaking and resetting the nasal bones. When I make a certain facial expression, like raising eyebrows rapidly in shock, I feel a sharp painful twinge along my nasal bones right between the eyes. Is this a normal part of healing or should I be concerned with how the bone is mending? (This is the 2nd time my bones have been broken in a rhino procedure).
Painful Sharp Twinge Along Nasal Bones After Rhinoplasty - Is This Normal?
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Painful sharp twinge along nasal bones after rhinoplasty - is this normal?
Hello, and sorry to hear about the issue you are experiencing. 9 days is still very soon after surgery, and you may experience the following side effects:
3) Mild pain
If your nasal bones were fractured, it is not abnormal to feel pain associated with certain facial expressions. This is something that will improve over time, and I would recommend communicating these concerns to your surgeon. It is possible you may be more sensitive since this is the second time they were broken. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck with the rest of your recovery.