Trying to understand both internal congestion/tenderness issues post Septo-rhinoplasty
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Rhinoplasty Recovery - inflammation
Following surgery, ice compresses are used for the first two to three days.Ice packs should not be used as they are too heavy and do not get into the creases of the face. A better option is to use washcloths that have been soaked in ice water. These can then be folded into an inverted ‘V’ configuration and fit right into the area that needs the ice pack.They can be easily draped over the nose and contour over these areas.Ideally the ice packs should be changed every ten minutes for maximum results.
A drip pad, or mustache dressing, is also commonly applied after surgery. This is simply a gauze square that serves to collect any drainage from the nose.