7 months post op and I have scar tissue up one nostril, what can be done? (Photos)
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7 months post op, some advices:
Congratulations for having patience and wait more than six months PO, which is the recommended time allowed to make judgments of value and be precise and accurate.
After having analyzed all the info and photos provided to us, i recommend to perform a Secondary Rhinoplasty (not a tip revision) this means (basically) treat the nasal bones and the nasal cartilages.
Therefore i would perform a narrowing of the nasal base (nose osteotomy) and alar and triangular cartilage shaping.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Hello! It is difficult to see what is going on externally without a frontal picture. Is the involved nostril deviated in comparison to the right? I agree with your primary surgeon to hold off on revision surgery for a year, if it's a cartilage issue. If it's purely scar formation on the mucosal surface then a release might help. This is very much armchair quarterbacking without the benefit of an in person exam. Sometimes a small amount of kenalog can also help. Your plastic surgeon would have the best insight for your particular concerns. Good luck and follow up with your plastic surgeon.
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