I had rhinoplasty 2 weeks ago and alar base reduction. What could this be?
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Small healing problem
Why is my nostril scar lumpy after rhinoplasty?
Many thanks for asking your question.
Your scar from your alar base reduction sounds like it is getting lumpy and becoming hypertrophic. This is something you should see your plastic surgeon about, as it may require some sort of intervention to get it to settle down.
Did you have any more inflammation on this side, or a mild infection? Both of these would explain why this side is different from the other side.
Treatment may include topical silicone gel or injections of steroid into the scar. However, you really need to arrange to see your plastic surgeon.
Alar base reduction incision
However, if the redness continues to worsen, or is coupled with increasing tenderness or drainage, you may have a small local infection developing. Additionally, there may be a deep suture under the skin that is irritated.
In any case, you should contact your surgeon for an examination and further instructions. Good luck!
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