2nd day post op; is this all normal?
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Postoperative Rhinoplasty Concerns
Thank you for your question. Some facial swelling and bruising can definitely occur immediately after rhinoplasty. Icing your eyes (up to 20 minutes of every hour for the first couple of days) and sleeping with your head elevated for a week can help. Applying nasal saline and ointment might help loosen the drip pad underneath your nostrils for more comfortable removal. I do recommend that you touch base with your surgeon's office to voice your concerns, as I am sure he/she would be happy to hear from you. Hope that helps!
Everything you have listed sounds normal for this stage of post-op i encourage you to keep in touch with your surgeons clinic to reassure yourself as I'm sure they have strong aftercare practise in place!
Best wishes and good luck.
ENT & Facial Plastic Surgeon M Med Sci, FRCS (Eng), FRCS(ORL-HNS)
Dublin | London
All the things you describe are normal. Use peroxide to separate the nasal drip pad from the splint.
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