Sharpness in Left Nostril After Rhinoplasty?

Hi I got my rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago and I feel sharpness in my left nostril , it feels like there is something lodged inside. When I look up the nostril I can see white dry mucus , is it dry mucus? Or could it be something else? It is also very uncomfortable and quite painful . Also when I touch the left nostril it is tender on the outside . Will it resolve on its on ? Or is the something I can do ?

Doctor Answers 2

Sharpness in nostril 3 weeks post-rhinoplasty

Three weeks is too early to look at the details in and around the nose so closely. I suspect this issue will soon resolve. However, if you have continued concerns, see your surgeon so he/she may re-evaluate you.


Good luck!

Dr. A

Fargo Plastic Surgeon
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Mucous or Contour Abnormality After Rhinoplasty

It is really hard to tell what it is short of examining your nose. I would highly recommend you reconsult with your rhinoplasty surgeon who should be able to answer this question within seconds.

John M. Hilinski, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

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