Could cleaning with Q-tips after Rhinoplasty ruin the results?
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Cleaning after Rhinoplasty
Hi kimberleyemm. Thank you for your question. Cleaning the inside of your nose with a Q-Tip should be fine, as long as you are very gentle. Your surgeon is the one who knows you best, so you should follow your surgeon's post-care instructions. I wish you the best of luck!
Cleaning after rhinoplasty
As long as you are being gentle, you should be fine. Your surgeon is the person who knows best in regards to what was done. So, continue to follow his/her instructions and be sure to discuss your concerns with him/her.
Q-tips after rhinoplasty
No, what you are doing is rather gentle and should not effect your results. I would discuss what you are doing with your surgeon to be absolutely sure.
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Cleaning Nose with Q-Tips after Rhinoplasty
Dear kimberleyemm, I would follow your surgeons specific post-operative instructions. I personally use peroxide which can be diluted as it helps dissipate the mucous and blood. I would not want my patient using ointment in their nose. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.
Cleaning nose after rhinoplasty
Gently cleaning your nose with a moistened Q-tip should be safe after rhinoplasty. It is very unlikely that this maneuver would adversely affect the outcome of your rhinoplasty.
Qtips are recommended for cleaning your nostrils after rhinoplasty surgery in our practice.
If full strength peroxide stings, you can try mixing a cap-full of peroxide with a cap-full of water. We recommend using peroxide since it's good for dissolving inspissated mucous and blood. We do not recommend ointments for use in the nose, but nasal saline gel may be helpful for dryness. Thank you. Dr Joseph
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