6 days post op Rhinoplasty, there is a small suture bump under the tip of my nose between my nostrils. Is this normal? (photo)

There is a small suture bump under the tip of my nose between my nostrils. I had septoplasty plus rhinopasty performed 6 days ago with the cast being removed today. Will this bump resolve itself? Will my body resorb it or will my surgeon have to perform some minor plastic SX to remove it? Also, my nostrils are not symmetrical. Perhaps this was the best that could be done due to my very deviated septum. Should I expect some improvement and more symmetry as the healing process progresses?

Doctor Answers 4

Post Rhinoplasty bump

The small suture bump you appreciate is likely just edema from the sutures. This will most likely resolve with  time as uou are early in your post operative period.  This will be monitored by surgeon though your follow up visits. All the best in your recovery!, Dr. Gina Chu


Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bumps inside the nose after surgery are not uncommon

I am sorry to hear about your issues following Rhinoplasty surgery. In general local reactions to dissolvable sutures can occur and this is what appears to be happening. Usually they resolve but as always please check back with your surgeon to be sure.
Good luck and I hope this helps.
Dr. Wayne

Ivan Wayne, MD
Oklahoma City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Six Days Post Rhinoplasty Concerns with Suture

Dear jmweltcheck, See your surgeon as soon as possible as he/she will know best what suture was used to make sure you are not having any reaction. You do appear to have some healing issues with the incision and I am sure your surgeon would want to see you for follow up. Your deviated septum repair should not have any bearing on your incision healing properly. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D. 

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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6 days post op Rhinoplasty, there is a small suture bump under the tip of my nose between my nostrils. Is this normal?

You stated you are 6 days post op.  It takes weeks to months for all the swelling to subside.  The area under the tip of your nose appears to be a small suture line.  Your surgeon will know what type of sutures he used. See him for follow up to determine if you are having a reaction to the sutures.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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