hi im due to have a columella strut placed using rib cartilegde next week. i was wondering. is there anyway to request i dont have a big splint placed on my nose as im not having any work done on my bridge? i havnt told my perents im having this done and would like to recover at him without looking like ive been hit my a truck. i understand i will have internal splints and a mild packing for a day as ive had this procedure before.
Revision Rhinoplasty- Columella Strut, Rib Cartilage- No External Splint?
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Rhinoplasty and columella strut
Depending upon what exactly is done, you probably need a splint. Especially if the soft tissue of the nose is elevated off of the framework. If you are recuperating at home with family it will be obvious either way.