Suturing not done properly. Do I need plastic surgery now? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 2
Your photo shows a viable nostril, and it's great news that the near-lost tissue has good blood supply and has survived the previous trauma. The notch along the free lower border of the nostril will likely require a scar revision for better cosmesis. The upper, bumpy part of the scar may benefit from scar-softening steroid injections, and the lateral attachment of the nostril may need to be tweaked, though it's difficult to evaluate this based on the single provided photo. I'd recommend checking in with your surgeon, or finding a facial plastic or general plastic surgeon with lots of scar revision experience; though it's wise to wait a few more months for further healing and resolution of swelling, you can find a surgeon and start formulating a possible treatment plan now. Good luck!
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