7 days post op rhinoplasty; can I shower from head to toe?

Doctor harvested cartilage on both ears with incision at the back of the ears. Sutures on nose and cast are removed. Can i shower now? Is it safe to get the ear stitches wet? Just want to clarify further.

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Showering after suture

Typically, a closed, well-healing surgical incision may be exposed to soap, shampoo, and water 1 week after surgery.  You should check with your surgeon to clarify your post-operative instructions.  Good luck in your recovery!


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