After rhinoplasty, when do columellar struts completely fuse to the scar tissue?

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Columellar strut and rhinoplasty

Healing can vary from patient to patient. However, I think it is reasonable to say that after about 4-6 weeks postop the tissue should be healing together and securing the strut into a more stable position. Keep in mind the columellar strut is frequently secured during the surgery with sutures. 


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Columellar strut and rhinoplasty

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Healing can vary from patient to patient. However, I think it is reasonable to say that after about 4-6 weeks postop the tissue should be healing together and securing the strut into a more stable position. Keep in mind the columellar strut is frequently secured during the surgery with sutures. 


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Rhinoplasty

Thank you for your question.Every patient heals slightly different, some quicker than others but generally most columellar struts are completely fused by 4-6 weeks after the procedure.
Best of luck.
James Fernau, MD, FACS
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Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science

Rhinoplasty

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Thank you for your question.Every patient heals slightly different, some quicker than others but generally most columellar struts are completely fused by 4-6 weeks after the procedure.
Best of luck.
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science

Columella strut

Scar tissue between the strut graft and surrounding tissue probably "fuses" within 3-6 weeks.  Best of luck.

Columella strut

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Scar tissue between the strut graft and surrounding tissue probably "fuses" within 3-6 weeks.  Best of luck.

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