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?
Normal to Still Have Stitch 1 Month Post- Op?
Doctor Answers (2)
Not very unusual
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
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Rhinoplasty and stitch
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.
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