Where are the stitches located in a deviated septum repair & what do they look like?

I had my devaited septum fixed by the surgeon yesterday. I now have those plastic tubes in my nose & 3 dissolvable stitches I picked at them what I thought where large scabs of blood could they have been stitches

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Septoplasty suture

Septoplasty sutures are typically tan or natural in color.  These usually dissolve on their own by in one to two weeks.  You may also have silastic septal splints that will need to be removed..  Their location varies, but are usually just inside the nostril behind the columella.


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