Solution to webbed canthus after botched nose job? (Photo)
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Skin perforation during rhinoplasty
Sorry for this annoying situation. If your tear duct is intact don't worry. If you don't have tear drops rolling always down from your left eye that means your tear duct is intact. 1,5 months after operation is very short time for scar maturation. Wait for up to one year or more. Usually after 3 months scars begin to get softer. Steroid ointments, silicone gels and some laser beans may accelerate scar softening. However even you do nothing special most scars softens by time. I wish you a quick recovery. Good luck.
Scarring after rhinoplasty
At this point, scar massage is the most appropriate step. The scar will likely relax and soften over time. If the webbing persists beyond a year, a Z-plasty will correct it. Good luck.
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Medial canthus webbing
I am sorry to hear about your situation. This can be a difficult area to treat, but as you are somewhat early in the healing process there are some options. I think if you keep noticing worsening and tightening of the scar you may benefit from some steroid injection, and possible 5-FU to help breakup the scar. These medications have to be used very judiciously around the eyes. I also recommend aggressive massage to help breakup the scar, help minimize further changes. If these do not adequately address the problem, and they may very well may not, you could look into scar revision and possible M-plasty of Z-plasty to help with the webbing. I would try the least aggressive options first given how early it is, and your history of hypertrophic scar formation.
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