Surgeon says reoccurring infection is probably long term dissolvable suture thats knotted/causing irritation..opinions?
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Difficulties with long term dissolvable suture
I'm sorry you're having this distressing difficulty so long after your rhinoplasty. The short answer to your question is yes, a long term dissolvable suture may still be present and can give some difficulties. If it isn't obviously infected, I don't feel that you'd have to do anything, as it should hopefully resolve itself without having to put you through more. However, if it is infected (red, swollen, draining?) then seeing your physician and properly treating it is necessary. I'd make sure that there wasn't any other type of implant used in your surgery as well. If not, then yes, the suture is the most likely culprit.
Recurring Infection After Rhinoplasty
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