I have stiches inside my nose after Revision Rhinoplasty. It is sticking out. Is it okay to take them out?
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Internal nasal sutures sticking out
Sutures in nostrils after rhinoplasty can be present for weeks-
- Discuss this with your surgeon as only they know what sutures are placed
- In general, the sutures in the nostrils will dissolve in a 2-4 weeks, but if not, a q-tip with some antibiotic ointment or vaseline can help dissolve the sutures.
- Pulling on the sutures is not a good idea as you could introduce bacteria
Revision Rhinoplasty Concerns due to protruding sutures.
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Visible Stitches/Sutures after Revision Rhinoplasty
It sounds as if you are describing dissolvable sutures that are frequently used inside the nose during rhinoplasty. These sutures can take several weeks to dissolve on their own. It should be fine to trim them, but I would not suggest pulling on them because you could disrupt the incisions. Sometimes you can speed the dissolving process by cleaning just inside your nose with a q-tip soaked in diluted hydrogen peroxide. However, please check with your surgeon before doing anything to your sutures.
Best wishes for your recovery,
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