I am 4 weeks post op and I had a small bump removed after rhinoplasty. I keep having this tingling feeling every once in a while where the bump was removed and it looks like it is coming back slightly. I am very worried! Is this tingling feeling normal?
Is Tingling Feeling After Rhinoplasty Normal Where Bump Was Removed?
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Numbness after rhinoplasty
Pablo Prichard, MD
TIngling after rhinoplasty
Unusual sensations in the nose can be normal. Often the skin is numb and as swelling goes down the sensation usually improves.
Tingling feeling after rhinoplasty is part of healing
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During rhinoplasty the nerves that supply sensation to the skin get pulled and stretched. Although it depends a bit on what exactly was done during your procedure, having some numbness after the procedure is entirely normal. I typically tell my patients to expect some numbness of the nose that may last several months.
The fact that you are starting to get some return of feeling is a very good sign. If there is some return of sensation, chances are it will all return. However, it can be rather slow...sometimes up to 6-8 months! Hopefully it will be nothing more than an annoyance to you.
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