Can splint and sutures stay on for 13 days?

I had a nose plastic surgery and my doctor was supposed to remove the splint and the sutures today after 1 week exactly but he traveled without telling me so can it wait for monday? I'm trying to call him but he is not answering

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It should be fine to leave these in for a few more days.  The splint will also help with reducing swelling so it should not retard your recovery.  

Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon
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When are sutures and stents removed after rhinoplasty?

Traditionally the cast is removed after a week. If there are skin sutures as in an open rhinoplasty, these are removed between 3-6 days. The internal stent (if used) is usually taken out at a week, but can vary from when the sutures are removed up to 4 or more weeks in the occasional case. 

Oakley Smith, MD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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