Is It Normal For The Open Rhinoplasty Scar To Be Red?

I had open rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago. Recently my scar has been looking very red and a little swollen. Is this normal?

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Normal for red Rhino scar?

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This is normal. Scars can take 6 months to a year before they fade to the final result. Scars do re-model for 12 months. They are red because there is a robust blood supply to that scar to help deliver the cells necessary to help it re-model. I measure scar healing in months to years not days to weeks so be patient.

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