Scar tissue post Septo-Rhinoplasty? (photo)

I had Septo-Rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago, I am overall happy with the results however I have what looks like bunched up skin / scar tissue on the inside of my nose. This is very visible from the outside and looks like a huge spot that needs popping! It's quite red and looks white in the centre. A few people have mentioned it. Will it go down? Or is there anything I can do to help reduce it? I have a post op appointment in 4 weeks so will ask my surgeon then but just curious. Thanks in advance

Doctor Answers 3

3 weeks post op, some advices:

Thank you very much for enquire.

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. Kind regards,  Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-  


Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Scar after rhinoplasty

That area does appear inflamed.  Inflammation can lead to increased scar.  Seeking information about a remedy from you surgeon sooner rather than later would should be considered.

Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Takes time to heal

The red spot will go away as your healing progresses.   Do not pick at it.   Wound at rest heals best.  Be patient.

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