It has been 2 and a half months since closed rhinoplasty and I have a hard red bump sticking out a bit from my nostril along the columella, I have already taken antibiotics just in case of infection however this bump has still remained. There is no puss inside it, only blood. Is this something that will resolve on its own? Could it be scar tissue? If so, how can this be treated, I do not want to have more surgery.
2 1/2 Months Post Closed Rhinoplasty, Hard Red Bump (Or Inflamation) Inside Nostril on Columella Sticking out? (photo)
Doctor Answers (4)
Bump On Columella After Rhinoplasty
Hello. The bump on your columella is most likely a scar. You need to go to a surgeon to have it evaluated.
Jaime Perez, MD
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa
Red Bump Inside The Nose Pushing On Columella After Rhinoplasty
The photos you have attached are very small in size but they show what you have described vaguely, hence making the diagnosis difficult especially that it is not based on a physical examination.
Nonetheless, it seems that you have a reaction to a suture/inflammation and I recommend that you consult with your surgeon for an in-person examination soon to help you with situation before it gets amplified.
Meanwhile, make sure that you do not manipulate your nose in a way disturbing the affected area.
I hope this helps.
Thank you for your inquiry.
The best of wishes to you.
Post Rhinoplasty Swelling and Redness
The photographs enclosed are not visible however by your description I would advise that you need to see your surgeon for a follow up appointment to have a proper diagnosis. You may be having a reaction to a suture which is causing this aggravation. It is probably not scar tissue at this point in the recovery and if blood is present then you need a check up appointment for a proper examination. Best regards,
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