Rhinoseptoplasty; I was advised by the consultants assistant Doctor to remove the outer cast today?
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4 days post op, some advices:
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Nasal splint off 4 days post-op?
Furthermore, leaving it on longer hurts nothing. So follow your intuition here--it is perfectly fine to wait! Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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Sincerely, James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
Splint removal after septorhinoplasty
Thanks for the question. You do not have to worry about splint removal before your appointment on the 30th. I routinely remove nasal splints at postoperative day five. Splints have a few roles in septorhinoplasties; they decrease postoperative swelling by allowing for some external pressure, they provide some external stabilization of the nasal bones and cartilage framework which have been altered by the surgery, and they provide external protection from injury or manipulation of the nose in the vulnerable immediate postoperative period. Having the splint for a few extra days will not have any detrimental effects on your result.
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