Cleaning the nose after Rhinoplasty. Any suggestions?
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Rhinoplasty post op, some advices:
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.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Cleaning after rhinoplasty
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