I had a septo-rhino done in october 2008.It was my second rhinoplasty. first was 15 years ago when I was 23.Both times were open rhinoplasty.I have now developed some scar on the left side of my nose.When I touch it,it feels bumpy soft.This highlights the inciscion and makes the incision scar look dark and makes me self conscious. my surgeon did scar revision(6 weeks ago but the bump is still there) and it still looks the same.can i do anything else.am currently using silicon gel,not helping.
Rhinoplasty Incision Scars (photos)
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Thank you for the photos. Given that your surgery was 6 weeks ago, it is too early to make any decisions about your scar. You would benefit from massaging the scar and avoid sunlight/UV light as well. Simple things, like vitamin E massages may help with the redness as well as the bump. Also discuss with your surgeon the use of Kenalog injections.
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It's a bit early to determine your scar revision result. It's also hard to comment much without examining your scar itself. I'll sometimes inject a small amount of dilute steroid into scars to help soften them in some cases.
Scar revision following rhinoplasty
Thank you for the question and the photos. It is too early to determine the outcome of your scar revision. You may want to wait for 9-12 months before you see the full results. Silicone gel does help improve the scar. My advice for you is to communicate your concerns with your plastic surgeon.