I had read up on rhinoplasty pre-op. I expected to have my splint off 5-7 days post op. I was very surprised when my surgeon said I will see you in 2 weeks to get the splint off but being very tired from surgery I never questioned it. I am now 5 days post op and my splint is already driving me crazy I'm not sure how I will last another 9 days. Is 14 days ok ?
Is It Ok for a Splint to Stay on for 14 Days After Rhinoplasty?
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Splint for 2 Weeks after Rhinoplasty
Keeping the splint for 14 days may not have any negative effects. If that is the protocol your surgeon uses, and he or she has done a few hundred without any problem, then just ask why he or she prefers this. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Splint duration post-rhinoplasty
If the splint loosens up after a few days, it will just be annoying and not functionally useful. Seven days is usually the maximum that it will be of any structural support. Therefore, 14 days seems a bit excessive.
Duration of Splint Use After Rhinoplasty
A 2 week period of splint use is somewhat longer than average. I normally keep the splint in place for 5-6 days after rhinoplasty surgery. This is something that should be easily explained by your surgeon if there is good reason to do so.
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