I had my cast taken off 8 days post-op. 7 hours later I smiled a lot with no problem, half an hour later I smiled again and I felt my left nostril (somewhere in the middle of the tip of the nose and the eyes) unravel (the only way I could describe it). It was previously numb but not anymore. My surgeon did a septorhinoplasty, he carried out trans and inter domal sutures. Have I ruined my surgeons work? Or at 8 days post-op the sutures have sufficiently healed so the the nerves reconnected?
Can Sutures Inside the Nose Unravel Due to Smiling Widely After Cast off (8 Days Post-op)?
Doctor Answers (3)
Suture Dehiscence After Rhinoplasty
Thank you for your inquiry.
Perhaps what you are trying to describe is a suture dehiscence where the suture could be falling apart or splitting. If so, I believe that your sutures will dissolve on their own and our laughing should have nothing to do with causing any negative impact on your sutures or results.
However, if there is something noticeable then it would be beneficial to have your surgeon take a look at your nose and examine it to rule out any concerning issue.
I hope this helps.
The best of wishes to you.
Some internal rhinoplasty sutures are designed to dissolve over time. Call your surgeon and find out.