Splint Fell off 5 Days After Surgery
- Asked by brown123 in United States
- 3 years ago
Splint lost tightness around my nose 3 days after my surgery & completely came off on day 5. Do u think since splint came off it'll interfere w/ nose shape? Would my nose looked more narrow/defined if it would've stayed on. Or Does splint coming off affect my swelling only.I tried hard not 2 get splint wet. I would shower but I would'nt get my face wet. do u think the steam from the shower cause the splint to come off. Or maybe the melted ice from my ice pack.
What to do if your nasal cast falls off early
It's probably okay that your cast came off a day or two early. I would let your surgeon know just to be sure, though.
The cast is mainly there as protection (like wearing a helmet for your nose).
Web reference: http://www.drlamperti.com/facial-plastic-surgery/rhinoplasty
Splint Off 5 Days after Rhinoplasty
The splint is normally placed to minimize swelling and protect the nose from external trauma immediately after surgery, but I normally remove it on the 6th post-op day - 24 hours will not make any difference. Be careful until you see your surgeon.
Splint came off on day 5 after rhinoplasty, nose surgery
It is OK that the splint came off after 5 days. Some of us routinely remove the splint from the nose on or around day 5 after surgery.
The splint is for protection only. Do not worry, however, please avoid any trauma or sports until evaluated by your surgeon.
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