Cleaning the nose after Rhinoplasty. Any suggestions?

Im 4 weeks post rhinoplasty and i clean my nose with a cotton ear pud i clean my nose because the mucus really hurt so I accidentally pulled out a stitch im really scared if this will affect my results or can cause any repositioning to my cartilage bone thank you

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Rhinoplasty post op, some advices:

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Thank you very much for enquire.

Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
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.
Kind regards, 
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-  


Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Cleaning after rhinoplasty

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Thanks for your questions. Obviously you should refer to your surgeon for any specific recommendations, however generally speaking it is ok to clean the nostril area gently with a q tip and some peroxide. Additionally I typically recommend rinsing with a saline solution around 48 hours after surgery, however please again clear this with your surgeon, as I typically do not use packing but many nasal surgeons do. Hope this helps

Julian W. Dixon, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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