My surgeon took a flap from the front of my nose, to fill in a hole on the side of my nose, after mohs surgery, 18 months ago. The end results were more scarring and painful puckering on my dorsum. He will not do a revision. Can another plastic surgeon with more experience, provide me with a better cosmetic look and less pain?
How Can I Get Rid of a Painful Puckering/Dog Ear on the Dorsum of my Nose After Surgery? (photo)
Doctor Answers (3)
Dog-ear after Moh's and reconstruction
Sorry to hear about your nose.
- if its been 18 months and you have been massaging, wearing sunscreen, and protecting your face from the sun, then you can get a consult for options.
- the "puckering may require some tissue rearrangement, cartilage grafting, or fat transfer
- the scar may be treated with dermabrasion (as suggested by another colleague) or laser resurfacing
- Find out your options in a consult.
Dog Ear on Nasal Dorsum after Mohs Surgery
The dog ear can be eliminated with a small procedure under local anesthesia. There is no reason to tolerate this fullness.
You can trying seeing a board certified dermatologist and they may be able to dermabrade the scar.
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