“Red nose tip” is a problem that seems to be a never-ending issue for patients who have undergone rhinoplasty and have experienced a red nose tip. As many people know, the problem of a red nose tip after rhinoplasty can occur for a variety of reasons, including both silicone augmentation and the use of artificial tissue to support the tip of the nose. Each type of augmentation can result in a red nose tip and have different risks.
Can this condition be treated? And what should you do to care for yourself if you don’t want to develop a red nose tip? This article will explain about this condition to help patients understand and alleviate any concerns they may have.
How to fix a red nose tip? Can it be prevented?
As mentioned above, the problem of a red nose tip can occur in all forms of rhinoplasty, ranging from mild to severe, which can be dangerous. Patients should monitor themselves and seek medical attention if they experience any suspicious symptoms. However, during the time that patients are waiting for the redness to fade or are undergoing treatment, it can be a source of concern and worry for patients. In this article, we will learn about the root of the problem and how to fix it.
Red nose tip after rhinoplasty is…
Redness around the tip of the nose in the early stages is considered normal. The cause of the redness is the stretching of the tissue and the blood supply to the bone cartilage. Some people may experience redness in the early stages, which will then improve and gradually disappear. However, there are other symptoms of a red nose tip, such as intermittent redness that suddenly appears and disappears on its own. The material used for augmentation must also be considered.
Causes of red nose tip after rhinoplasty
There are three main causes of red nose tip after rhinoplasty:
- Infection: This is caused by bacteria in the nasal cavity and often occurs in conjunction with rhinoplasty using artificial materials.
- Ischemia: This is a condition in which the tissue at the tip of the nose does not receive enough blood. It can be caused by surgical trauma, removal of nasal septum from rhinoplasty revision, removal of filler injected to enhance the nose, or tightening of the tip of the nose from a prefabricated or carved silicone bar.
- Hematoma: This is a collection of blood in the surgical wound.
Treatment options for red nose tip
The treatment options for red nose tip depend on the underlying cause.
In the case of red nose tip caused by silicone:
If the silicone is too tight, it can cause inflammation. The tip of the nose will become redder and redder and will not fade. This is different from the case of acne at the tip of the nose or bone augmentation behind the ear, which will become red and then fade away. Sometimes, the redness may be caused by hot or cold weather. If you find redness at the tip of your nose, keep an eye on it to see if it gets worse or fades. If it is getting worse, see a doctor immediately.
In the case of red nose tip caused by artificial tissue:
Artificial tissue is a collagen structure that resembles a mesh. This allows new cells and blood vessels from the body to grow into the mesh, resulting in redness within 1 month of surgery. The redness will gradually fade over time. However, if the redness persists for more than 1 month, infection is more likely than artificial tissue allergy, which may occur during surgery. All surgeries require the surgeon’s skills and expertise, as well as standard sterile equipment and techniques. Post-operative wound care and cleaning are also important. The redness can be treated by starting with an anti-inflammatory medication. If it does not improve, see a doctor immediately.
“Red nose tip” is a warning sign of silicone extrusion
In the case of a red nose tip after rhinoplasty caused by silicone, when it starts to turn red, it is a warning sign of a dangerous nose piercing. This is because if it is pierced, it will be difficult to fix. It is necessary to remove the nose and rest the nose. After the patient rests the nose and waits for the nose to be fixed, it takes about almost 1 year. It requires rib bone to make and must be done with open technique (Open Reconstruction) only. This method is quite risky and dangerous.
How to prevent having to have your nose fixed again?
As the doctor has said in many articles, the doctor’s technique is more important than you think. Many times, everyone may have noticed that cases of nose piercing without nasal tip augmentation are often from clinics that do not meet standards and the doctor’s technique is not skilled enough. And that causes chronic problems later. In some cases, it is serious enough to be sued. Therefore, the best way to prevent it is to carefully consider the clinic and the medical team. Try to find information or reviews of the clinic and study carefully before receiving the service for the safety of the patient.
In the end, if the redness of the tip of the nose is a warning sign of nose piercing, it is best to see a doctor as soon as possible. Because when the nose is pierced by silicone, it will create a channel between the external environment and the internal tissues of the nose, making it possible for complications to occur. The best way is to choose a reliable hospital or clinic that can guarantee safety and provide post-rhinoplasty consultation. There is follow-up care both before and after surgery to prevent side effects after rhinoplasty that may occur in all cases.
YKJ Medical Center (formerly Theerathorn Clinic) is located in Thailand. It was founded by Dr. Rattarut Barrameechaiphach (Dr. Gun), an international board-certified doctor with over 20 years of experience. The clinic specializes in a variety of procedures, including open rhinoplasty, double eyelid surgery, facelift, breast augmentation, filler injections, and more.
Over the years, Dr. Gun has been recognized for his expertise in open rhinoplasty by celebrities, socialites, and national business leaders. He has also received numerous awards, including:
- “𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐌𝐎𝐒𝐓 𝐓𝐑𝐔𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐍 𝐓𝐄𝐂𝐇𝐍𝐈𝐐𝐔𝐄 𝐑𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐎𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐘 𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐒𝐓 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑” from HELLO! MAGAZINE for the most trusted open rhinoplasty clinic in Thailand
- “𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐎𝐅 𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐍 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐔𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐑𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐎𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐘” from Sudsapda Magazine for the best open rhinoplasty clinic for two consecutive years (2022-2023)
Dr. Gun’s expertise and experience have led to him being invited to lecture and demonstrate live surgery at several national and international.
In addition to Dr. Gun, YKJ Medical Center also has a team of experienced doctors who have all undergone specialized training and have years of experience. You can be confident that when you come to YKJ Medical Center, you will receive the highest standard of care at a competitive price.