White Things on Septum After Deviated Septum Repair?

It's been almost exactly 4 weeks after I had tubular reduction and deviated septum repair. Inside my nose, right above where the stitch was on each side I have white things poking out of my septum. They look like plastic, kind of and have become more visible over the last few days. Is this normal? Is something coming undone? What are these things?

Doctor Answers 2


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Dear Ea123, I would see your surgeon for a follow up appointment for a direct examination. You could be seeing possible suture material however an examination is necessary for proper diagnosis. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dear ea123,

  • They may be stitches that can come through the skin inside the nose
  • I would make an appointment with your surgeon for an exam, should not be anything to worry about

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani

Nima Shemirani, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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