Revision Rhinoplasty Stitches: Timeline and Recovery
After undergoing revision rhinoplasty surgery, patients may be curious about when their stitches will be removed. Discover the timeline for stitch removal and recovery after corrective nose surgery.
In both open and closed revision rhinoplasty, the surgeon uses absorbable internal stitches that do not require removal. Surgeons typically remove external sutures between day five and seven in cases of open revision rhinoplasty.
What to expect after surgery
After undergoing corrective nose surgery, patients can expect some discomfort and swelling. During the first few days, it’s common to experience some pain and tenderness in the nose area. The stitches placed during the procedure will help to support the new shape of the nose as it heals.
When are stitches removed after revision?
The timeline for stitch removal can vary depending on the individual case and the surgeon’s preferences. The surgeon typically removes stitches within 5-10 days following the surgery. However, some surgeons may choose to leave stitches in for a longer period of time, especially if the surgery was more complex.
How to care for stitches after revision rhinoplasty
Proper care of stitches is crucial for successful healing after nose job revision. Patients should follow their surgeon’s instructions carefully and avoid picking at or removing the stitches prematurely. Maintaining the cleanliness of the area and avoiding moisture contact with the stitches until they are ready for removal is crucial.
Recovery after stitch removal
Once the stitches have been removed, patients can expect to experience continued swelling and bruising for several weeks. It may take several months for the full results of the revision rhinoplasty to be visible. During this time, patients should avoid strenuous exercise and follow their surgeon’s post-operative care instructions closely.
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