Do I need a Plaster Splint for Nose Tip Surgery?
Regarding: "Gypsum Splint for Tip Rhinoplasty: Really Necessary?
When no bones have been broken, is it really necessary to wear a gypsum cast? Is the purpose, merely protective, or does it reduce swelling? Or what? I would have thought surgical tape was enough."
Splints are used to prevent and minimize swelling as well as to immobilize the underlying structures and guide their healing. The vast majority of nose surgeons do NOT use gypsum (IE plaster) splints, much less...