American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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one year ago

What is poking through my nostril??

I had rhinoplasty and septoplasty in August of 2019. Now I have a hard lump in my nostril near the center. I know a lot of cartiledge was used to reshape the tip, but is this a piece of it poking through? It’s hard and annoying while getting more painful by the day. Not unbearable but just tender.

Procedure: Rhinoplasty
Location: lincoln, NE

Replies 3

Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

Could be a suture spit or a piece of cartilage. Hard to tell anything from these pictures. You should see the surgeon for an exam and evaluation.

Kenneth Francis
ASPS Surgeon

Dear Summerella,

You have captured some interesting photos after your septoplasty, rhinoplasty. The "lump" could be several things including a stitch from inside that is rejecting, a fragment of cartilage and even an ingrown hair. Return to your plastic surgeon for an evaluation and suggestions on treatment if needed. Good luck!

Tanongsak Panyawirunroj
ASPS Int. Surgeon
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Lump in the nostril can cause from several things. You should go back the follow up with your surgeon for more examination and suggestion if treatment needed.


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