Is it too early to remove the cast?
Doctor Answers 3
Congratulations on your rhinoplasty! It sounds like you have a denver splint which is placed on the top of the nose to help keep the nasal bones and sometimes cartilage grafts that may have been used in place. It is used to protect the nose after surgery, similar to a splint for the hand after hand surgery. Every surgeon has specific instructions for each patient and it is important to maintain follow up with your plastic surgeon. If you have concerns that it is coming off too soon, you can ask your surgeon in person and ask her/him why it is coming off now versus later. Best of luck, MMT
Best wishes and good luck
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained Plastic Surgeon
Splint/Cast removal following rhinoplasty
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