Blood Clot on Stitches?

I had rhinoplasty four days ago. There's blood on tape on collumela, and one nostril has a lot of dried blood on. I'm not bleeding anymore, but the hard dried blood is present inside and around my nose (although I clean it when it is too outside). Will this dried blood on stitches and collumela result in bad results ?

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Dried Blood Around Nose After Rhinoplasty

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It is normal to have dried blood in these areas and this should not affect your results. I suggest to continue keeping the outside areas clean. I do tell my patients they can use some hydrogen peroxide on a Q tip to help as well as keeping the incisions moist with ointment.


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Blood Clot on Stitches?

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        Some residual dried blood is the norm, and this by itself should not result in deleterious effects.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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