Had Nose Surgery and Where The Flap Was Created and Sutured Is Numb and Rigid.

I Am Post Flat Surgery to Remove Basil Cell from Left Side of Nose in Crease. The area of the excision where the flap was created and sutured is numb and very rigid- will this rigidity go away over time, and the feeling return to the nerves in this area? thanks

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Numbness and stiffness after surgery

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Numbness and stiffness are common symptoms after surgery for reconstruction of a nasal defect.  These should improve over time but will never be "normal".  See your surgeon to determine when you may start massaging the area.   Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

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