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Bellevue, NE
A 44-year-old female asked:

I am 13days post op septoplasty/inferior turbinate reduction- i woke up with tightness & slight discomfort at tip & bottom of nose. what's wrong?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arian Mowlavi
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
This is not uncommon: During septoplasty procedure, the nerves that supply your nasal tip and bottom of nose are the same as the nerves that travel through the septum. It is not uncommon for you to be experiencing discomfort in these areas following surgery. This symptom should fully resolve within the next 6 months.
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Edema.: Most likely edema from your surgery. Please followup with your surgeon to evaluate other treatable causes. In addition, try elevating the head of your bed or sleeping on several pillows.
Last updated Dec 10, 2017

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