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Ear Pain Following Complex Rhinoplasty

Question: I had an ear graft done as part of a complex revision rhinoplasty. Is it normal for my ear to hurt more than my nose?

Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The answer is yes. It is quite normal to have more attention drawn to the ear as a result of discomfort and pain. The ear is quite sensitive being innervated by many sensory nerves. Therefore, it is expected to hurt more than the nose does following rhinoplasty. In most cases of rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty when there is no ear grafting, pain is actually very mild and usually requires only a few days of low dose Vicodin or equivalent. Best regards, Dr. Hilinski.

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