Columellar scar 3 weeks post op. Will I need revision of the scar? (photo)
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The columellar incision at 3 weeks will be very noticeable in all patients. At 3 months, it will start to flatten and fade and at 6 months, typically is very difficult to see. The columellar incision rarely ever requires revision as it typically heals very well.
3 weeks post op, some advices:
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Still too early
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3 weeks after surgery what you are seeing and feeling is not outside the realm of normal. Unfortunately, some people can take a little longer to heal than others. At this time, the best thing to do to help improve the scar and improve how quickly it settles down and matures is to use silicone creams and gentle massage. That being said, each operating surgeon has different routines post op to improve outcomes. Give the office of your surgeon a call and let him know of your concerns - that way they can help guide you along the healing process and avoid needing to have any revision work for scarring between 6 months and a year after your surgery. Best of luck!
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