Columellar strut stable?
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Structural grafts of the nose are considered to be stable at 3 months. Most absorbable sutures that are used in open rhinoplasty are fully or mostly resorbed by that time and the scar has gained enough strength around them.
At three months the columella strut should be very stable. Often it is sutured in place at the time of surgery and then scar tissue eventually grows around it.
By 3 months if is unlikely that anything will shift out of position and you can return to normal activities. A modern open structure rhinoplasty makes a nose that is as strong or stronger than your orginal nose
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