A Dissolvable Stitch is Bugging Me After My Rhinoplasty. Can I Cut It?
You may have a dissolvable stitch poking out. This is not dangerous but can be irritating. Internal rhinoplasty stitches are often used inside your nose during surgery. They dissolve roughly 10 days later – but sometimes not uniformely – meaning one might hang around a little longer and start to irritate you. You could notice a stitch up to 6 months after surgery. No, your surgeon did not forget that stich in there by accident.
If your stitch is bugging you, please call your surgeon’s office and let them know. They should schedule you an appointment to have the suture trimmed. In the meantime, please do not pick or tug at it, as this may irritate you nose or cause an infection.
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Patients of Dr. Buonassisi’s should not hesitate to contact their patient care manager if they have any questions about their recovery. We are here to help!