Some of my Houston rhinoplasty patients are anxious about suture or stitch removal during their postoperative visits. With open rhinoplasty there are some small stitches that may need to be removed between the nostrils. This is not painful and should feel like no more than a pinch. When the nostrils are narrowed, small stitches are also placed along the nostril sill and along the nostril crease to narrow the alar base and nostrils. Sometimes, absorbable sutures are used with rhinoplasty but if not, stitch removal is very tolerable.
Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.