I did a rhinoplasty two months ago and I saw a form of keloid inside my nose. How to get rid of this? (Photo)
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I did a rhinoplasty two months ago and I saw a form of keloid inside my nose. How to get rid of this?
Keloids do not form inside the nose after a rhinoplasty.
Keloids in the nose are extraodinarily unusual
Thank you for your question. Your photo did not yield sufficient clarity for me to determine whether you where attempting to demonstrate an intranasal scar from closed rhinoplasty or external scar from a closed rhinoplasty. Keloids at both sites are extradinarily unusual. Immature, thick, red scars are common at 2 months following a surgical incision. Surgical scars of the nose are usually self limiting. When intervention is necessary I will usually use injectable diluted steroids. I will also incorporate a scar massage protocol when a poor quality scar arises at the columella incision site of an open rhinoplasty. Wishing you well with your scar progression.
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2 months post op, some advices:
It's too early to make value judgments with 2 months after a rhinoplasty.
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
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.
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Excessive scarring in an alar base reduction
I would recommend returning to your surgeon as soon as possible to discuss these and monitor them closely.
Scars can become thickened after rhinoplasty, and some of this is part
of the normal healing process and will improve with time.
When scar thickening is beyond what we normally expect, there are a variety of options for improvement.
These includes scar fading cream and silicone sheeting- this can help prevent and reverse thickened scars.
When not responding to more conservative measures, injections of either steroids (kenalog) or 5-FU can bring a more immediate improvement. On occasion, laser treatment with a pulsed dye laser can help scars.
I would recommend following up with your surgeon to see if any of these treatments may be indicated to
help the look of your scars-
With time and appropriate treatment, this thickening should be reversible.
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