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Had Closed Rhinoplasty Pulled out my Stitches 3 Days After?

I had closed rhinoplasty and I accidentally pulled out some stitches! Can this ruin my final results its been 2 weeks since I had my surgery?? I noticed that my nostrils are uneven! Does this have anything to do with it?? Please help me and give me piece of mind!! I'm to embarrassed to ask my doctor!!

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Removed stitches three days post-surgery

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You should always voice your concerns with your doctor. There's absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about. 

While pulling the sutures out three days after surgery isn't recommended, I'm not terribly concerned that you did any damage. Mild nostril asymmetry is normal and wouldn't be caused by the sutures being removed. 


Dubai Plastic Surgeon
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Removing sutures 3 days after rhinoplasty

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Sutures placed during rhinoplasty that you possibly have "access" to would most likley be those that close incisions. In all likelihood you did nothing, but best to discuss with your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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   You should have an exam by your plastic surgeon, because pulling out several sutures 3 days after may have an impact on results.  Do not be embarrassed to admit this to your doctor.  Your doctor will appreciate your honesty.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

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