I had a nose job, and the doctor told me that my sutures would fall out, but they didn't. Can I have it removed?
Doctor Answers 3
Suture in the Nose
If the suture is visible then it is not very deep below the surface and it can easily be removed in the office by a qualified nasal surgeon (ENT or Plastic). But first, an evaluation is needed to determine whether the suture needs to be removed at all. I would remove the suture if it is beginning to extrude into the nose, if it is causing discomfort, or if it risks causing an infection. The decision to perform any procedure requires a comparison of the relative risks and benefits. Good Luck.
Remaining suture after nose surgery
Can I have it removed?
If the suture can be seen, it can usually be removed in the office. You can see a plastic surgeon to have suture removed although an ENT can also remove it. It is generally not in teh realm of a dermatologist. Since its a foreign body, I think your insurance is likely to cover your visit to have it removed.
Sometimes, if its not causing problems, you might not need to have it removed. Your best option is to see a doctor and be examined.