Septum concerns

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Wednesday May 23rd, 2012 @ 6:35 AM

Filed under: Nose

I got my septum pierced three days ago and I have been cleaning it 2-3 times a day by pouring salt water on it (with the salt the piercer provided). It feels ok and isn’t bleeding or crusting. However it feels like it is very high up in my nose and I can’t see it if I look up my nose. The jewelry barely hangs down below my nostril and I’m not sure if this is because of swelling. The piercer said it would be a bit crooked until the swelling went down but didnt mention if the piercing would drop at all.

It looks weird now because it barely hangs down. The piercer also mentioned that she was giving me a wider jewelry and I don’t know if maybe that is why it is short. I’m not sure if the piercing is too high or if I could just get a longer jewelry so that it hangs down more. If so when would I be able to change it out? Is it too soon to go back in a week and have the piercer change it for me?

Everybody’s “sweet-spot” (the thinnest piece of cartilage inside the septum area) is in a different placement, some very high and some quite low.

Septums don’t ‘drop’ as they heal. If your sweet-spot is in fact that high, then there is nothing wrong with the piercer at all. If you want it to be more visible, then you could simply get a larger diameter piece put in after a good 4-6 weeks. I wouldn’t suggest changing it at all before this time period, as you will most likely scratch the very fragile healing tissue inside the hole and also find it quite difficult to get the new jewellery back in.

My suggestion would be to wait at least a month and then pop in a larger diameter piece in there.


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2 Responses to “Septum concerns”

  1. does a larger diameter mean that the piece is longer? not that it is a larger gage? Thanks for your help!

    joelgator on May 24th, 2012 at 2:37 am
  2. Larger diameter means that the entire pieice is bigger in it’s shape (width/length) and not the gauge.

    There is a chance that it will then hit the insides of your nostrils too, so make sure your piercer checks that out too.

    Joeltron on May 25th, 2012 at 8:20 am

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