Can Blood Vessels Interfere with Rhinoplasty Healing?

I had Rhinoplasty/Septoplastydone a year and a half ago. I had an infection a couple months later. According to my doctor, I have fragile veins (I have a hemangioma spot on the right side of my face). I have drops of blood drained every week because the skin near the tip of my nose isn't attaching and it's forming a pocket that retains the blood and causes the infection. Are all these things related as to why I'm having these healing problems? What other solutions should I consider?

Doctor Answers (3)

Bleeding after Rhinoplasty

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Your complication is very unusual and should be evaluated by a coordinated team of specialists including your surgeon and others such as a hematologist and rheumatologist. You have been very patient; it is not an emergency, but I would  seek professional help in the near future.


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Infection and bleeding of nose

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I have never seen what you are describing. It is very unusual for you to have these problems a year and half afetr surgery.

I also recommend you see another surgeon (either a plastic surgeon or ENT) to give you a second opinion.

John Diaz, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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See a revision rhinoplasty specialist.

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 You need to see a rhinoplasty specialist, since what you are describing is not normal. The nose should be healed by now and not have recurring problems.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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