I Started Getting Pain Behind my Eyes a Week After Rhinoplasty...normal? for How Long?

I started getting pain behind my eyes a week after rhinoplasty...normal? for how long?

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Pain Behind Eyes 1 Week after Rhinoplasty

You should not be having pain behind your eyes 1 week after rhinoplasty. It is most likey caused by a lack of aeration of the sinuses secondary to post - op swelling. See your surgeon for evaluation and treatment to relieve your pain.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Pain behind eyes

New eye pain is not usual 1 wk after rhinoplasty.  Your pain should be getting better, not worse and usually most discomfort is resolved by the first week.  I would recommend going back to your surgeon for evaulation

Dr. Cat Begovic M.D.

Catherine Huang-Begovic, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Pain behing eyes one week after rhinoplasty may indicate a problem!

Depending on how much internal work was done at the time of your rhinoplasty (was it primarily cosmetic, reconstructive/breathing, or both?) this likely represent mucosal swelling that has blocked one or more openings to your sinuses. Typically this would be on one side or another, but it could be both.

Do NOT self-treat; go see your surgeon. You may need a decongestant, antibiotic, and/or steroid/anti-inflammatory medication. Let your surgeon make this recommendation. If you have a fever, see your surgeon ASAP! Do NOT blow your nose!

Richard H. Tholen, MD, FACS
Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 255 reviews

Pain behind the eyes

Contact your surgeon ASAP.

This is not one of the usual complains that patients have after rhinoplasty, especially if it started 1 week after surgery.

Dr Siegel

Michel Siegel, MD
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 112 reviews

Pain behind eyes after rhinoplasty

While it may just be due to fluid building up in the sinuses, I would recommend going to see your surgeon as soon as you can for an examination.

Ryan Greene, MD, PhD
Fort Lauderdale Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

Pain Behind Eyes One Week After Rhinoplasty

Hi Mikem,

Pain behind your eyes one week following rhinoplasty is not normal.   Contact your surgeon asap for evaluation.  I wish you well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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I Started Getting Pain Behind my Eyes a Week After Rhinoplasty...normal? for How Long?

Sorry for this issue. Sounds like fluid in the Eustachian tube being blocked, or a sinus infection, or both. Seek immediate medical carte. From MIAMI Dr. Darryl j. Blinski

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Increasing Pain After Rhinoplasty

Generally, the pain has almost completely resolved one week after rhinoplasty, so your new pain is out of the ordinary and indicates a new problem.  There are several possibilities, none of which are too serious, ranging from crusting, to sinus infection.   See your surgeon for an exam.

Joseph Campanelli, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Prssure in the sinuses after rhinoplasty

You should check with your doctor but this can likely be explained by pressure from fluid and blood in the sinuses from the rhinoplasty.  Should be resolved after 2-3 weeks.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

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