I recently had augmentation rhinoplasty, using ear cartilage. The 6th day post-op, I developed a sore throat. My nose was taped not in a cast. Once this was removed I noticed that my nose is very red. What are the chances I have an infection? or some this redness is permanent? Is there a risk to my skin's circulation?
Nose is Red After Augmentation Rhinoplasty? (photo)
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Cartilage Graft and Infection
In general, redness after a rhinoplasty with the placement of a graft should be examined. There is always a possibility of infection, though small, or skin compromise. Either way, if you have concerns, you need an exam with your plastic surgeon. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
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Need to see your plastic surgeon today
You need to go see your plastic surgeon today to make sure your healing properly. This might be nothing to be concerned about but an examination is the only way you will get your answer.
Nose is Red After Augmentation Rhinoplasty?
From the photo provided the big concern is that you have a smoldering infection or the nasal skin's blood supply has been compromised. You should see your Rhinoplasty Surgeon ASAP IMHO.
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I would see your surgeon today. Although this can be bruising or blood under the skin, it appears to be an infection.
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with just the photo to go on for an evaluation. I would see your plastic surgeon today. It looks like you have an infection. you may have seeded the area from your throat infection. It may be reaction to the tape as well, but an examination by your surgeon will help with that determination. Do not delay.
The redness on your nose after Augmentation Rhinoplasty should be evaluated by your surgeon.
I read your concerns and reviewed your photo:
The redness appears localized and intense. This could be an infection, or possibly contact dermatitis from the tape on your nose. Your surgeon would be the best person to evaluate your condition and recommend treatment.
All the best to you.
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