1 week post op of Rhinoplasty, there is a gap in the right nostril where the stitches were. Is this normal? (photos)
5 months ago
Hello, i had tip rhinoplasty ( closed rhino ) with a little alar base reduction for nostrils, im a week post op and i had my cast and stitches removed yesterday, i want to ask about the remnants of alar base reduction stitches? I feel there is a gap in the right nostril where the stitches were, will it heal properly or i will need a new stitch to gather the two sides? Thank you
Doctor Answers (4)
The only thing you can do in this situation is to get an answer from your surgeon.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
- You are very smart to bring this up
- You see your surgeon who can freshen the edges and sew them back together
- This will help avoid a wider scar in the future
If the edge of your nostril-narrowing incision opened after suture removal, your surgeon may wish to examine you and replace the suture, if necessary.
Hope this helps you.
This appears to the normal small amount of scabbing we often see. The alar base/sill scars typically heal extremely well. You should not need anything else done.
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