Many people who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose turn to plastic surgery and undergo rhinoplasty. Although rhinoplasty can provide you with a new and aesthetically pleasing nose, some patients may experience a loss or change of taste or smell after their surgery. This may sound scary, but there is no need to worry, as it is only temporary. It is actually incredibly rare for rhinoplasty to permanently affect your ability to taste or smell. But why does this happen in the first place? Well, we have the answers for you below.
What Happens to Your Senses After Rhinoplasty?
Because rhinoplasty is an extensive procedure that requires drastic changes to the nose, it makes sense that your body needs time to heal. Therefore, it is common for the nasal tissues to swell and for the nerves and air passages to be affected during the recovery process.
Although this can reduce or change your sense of smell and taste, these effects are only temporary. Your ability to smell and taste will return to normal as soon as your nasal passages clear up or the swelling goes down. For many patients, their senses may fully return within three to six weeks. Complete healing can take six months to a year, and there should be no lasting or permanent effects on taste or smell.
Is It Normal to Have a Bad Taste in My Mouth After a Rhinoplasty?
It is quite common to have abnormal taste after rhinoplasty surgery. This can be due to intranasal packing, splints, and/or modification of the nasal turbinates. It can also be due to antibiotic treatment. The side effects of many antibiotic treatments are a metallic taste in the mouth. This can be eliminated with anti-fungal, oral, Nystatin solution. You must have your surgeon evaluate a thorough ENT examination to make sure this is the appropriate treatment for you. Eating more apples and oranges can improve the taste and any bad breath. Also, drinking green tea which has polyphenol antioxidants can be extremely helpful to recover taste and improve bad breath. Whatever the cause, most cases of metallic taste will improve over the next 6 weeks.
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