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Should I Apply Ointment to Nose After Stitches Were Removed Post Rhinoplasty?

After 6 days my stitches were removed at the end of the nose (columella). Should I apply ointment to this area?

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Should I Apply Ointment to Nose After Stitches Were Removed Post Rhinoplasty?

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        There is not a lot of right or wrong here and it probably does not matter one bit, but you should always ask for your surgeon's preference.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA  

Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/Rhinoplasty.php

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Ointment after sutures removed from Rhinoplasty

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You should ask your surgeon.  We usually have specific preferences.  However, I have people stop applying ointment to the incision after sutures are removed.

Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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