Normal to Still Have Stitch 1 Month Post- Op?

hi i had a rhinoplasty 5 weeks ago and ive noticed that on the corner of my nostril theres a black stitch there. is that normal to still have a stitch in your nose 5 weeks post op?

Doctor Answers (2)

Not very unusual

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probably a small stitch that still needs to be removed. This happens commonly as sometimes the scabs in the incision line can make the black stitches difficult to see. Just go ahead and see your plastic surgeon and he/she will take care of it. It will have no impact in the outcome of your surgery


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and stitch

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No it is unusual to have sutures in place after one month. More than likely, it was covered by crust and the doctor/nurse missed it.   

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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