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Red Mark on Bridge After Rhinoplasty?

I had open rhinoplasty a month ago and I am concerned with a red mark on my bridge. It looks like it could be a broken blood vessel but I am not sure. It is very noticeable and almost looks like my nose is dented. What else could cause this redness? If it is a blood vessels, will it go away?

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Red mark on the bridge


Dissection in a more superficial plane during rhinoplasty can sometimes lead to redness on the bridge.  This typically occurs where the hump was the highest; the redness usually resolves with time.

Westchester Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Red Mark on Bridge After Rhinoplasty?


Pictures or an exam would be useful to  provide a clearer picture of the clinical scenario described.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Convalescence from rhinoplasty may take many weeks.


It is impossible to comment on your present condition. The photograph is been provided. I would bring is to the attention of your plastic surgeon.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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