Professor Esra Eryaman
Ear, Nose & Throat / Head & Neck Surgery Specialist
After rhinoplasty and especially after rhinoseptoplasty (where septum deviation is also corrected), it is quite normal to have a loss of smell for up to 4-6 weeks. It is due to the swelling of the inner lining of the nose where the receptors for smell are spread. As the nose cures itself, the loss of smell disappears. Permanent loss of smell is seen so rare as almost never. In this case, the olfactory nerve should be examined.
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