How much pain should I expect when its its time to have the splint removed after nose surgery? Is the pain a dull ache or sharp, shooting, pain?
What Does It Feel Like to Have a Splint Removed After a Septoplasty?
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Post Rhinoplasty Office Visits Should Not Be Painful
Removing either the internal nasal stents or the external nasal splint should be done gently to minimize discomfort. In my office we use a liquid that dissolves glue holding the nasal splint in place making removal much easier. The internal stents are sprayed down with a topical anesthetic and a decongestant to make removal more comfortable. Overall, neither should be painful.
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Removing a septoplasty splint
Removing the external splint from rhinoplasty has only a mild tugging sensation and no pain. Internal splints for septoplasty can be a little more irritating but is over quickly.