One week after septo/rhinoplasty I have this piece of skin on the edge of my nostril? (Photos)

It's quite sore and I can see it from the side. What is it and can it be fixed promptly?

Doctor Answers 3


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I appreciate your question.

Since there has been a change in your post op course, please contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


Flap of skin following rhinoplasty

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Hello - it looks like your still in the acute short-term phase of healing.  I would be patient for at least another week.  I hope you have a follow-up with your surgeon in the next week or so.  Please raise this issue to your surgeon's attention right away.

Hanging skin

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The piece of skin is likely part of the incision line and opened up as stitches became loose or it is a cartilage. You should not touch it and just bring it to the attention of your surgeon when you see her/him.


Dr. J

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