Red Mark on Bridge After Rhinoplasty?

I had open rhinoplasty a month ago and I am concerned with a red mark on my bridge. It looks like it could be a broken blood vessel but I am not sure. It is very noticeable and almost looks like my nose is dented. What else could cause this redness? If it is a blood vessels, will it go away?

Doctor Answers 5

Red mark on the bridge

Dissection in a more superficial plane during rhinoplasty can sometimes lead to redness on the bridge.  This typically occurs where the hump was the highest; the redness usually resolves with time.

Westchester Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Red Mark on Bridge After Rhinoplasty?

Pictures or an exam would be useful to  provide a clearer picture of the clinical scenario described.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Convalescence from rhinoplasty may take many weeks.

It is impossible to comment on your present condition. The photograph is been provided. I would bring is to the attention of your plastic surgeon.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Red Mark After Rhinoplasty

Without a picture or in-person consultation, it is hard to advise. Visit your surgeon for advice. 

Babak Azizzadeh, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Red Mark on Bridge

Without photos it is not possible to determine what the red mark on your bridge is.  Discuss this with your Plastic Surgeon to determine if a revision is needed.



Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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