Red Line on Nose Post Rhinoplasty

I got my rhinoplasty done about 7.5 months ago but since yesterday, i noticed red straight line on my nose where silicone was placed. (it's between eyes where glasses often hang) The surgeon broke the little hump and put in 2 mm silicone to have the height matched... additionally, raised my tip with an ear cartilage. It neither hurts nor seem swollen. i don't wear glasses, only wear sunglasses once in a while, even then, any lines disappeared within hours. i would really appreciate any input.

Doctor Answers (3)

Red Line Post Silicone Placement during Rhinoplasty

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I'm sure it is not coincidence that the red line is adjacent to the silicone implant or injection. Schedule a consult with your surgeon to determine if there is an infection, the silicone is moving or is causing an inflammatory reaction.


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Red line on nose following silicone injections after nose job rhinoplasty

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This could be a sign of an early infection or reaction, I would consider meeting with my plastic surgeon to discuss

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Red line

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Hard to tell without a picture, but may be a combination of the skin being irritated from too much pressure from the glasses, as they compress the silicone implant from the underside.

I would recommend you go back to your original Doctor.

 

Dr Siegel

Michel Siegel, MD
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 82 reviews

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