When Do Splints Come Out After Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery?
That depends on the type of nasal splint in question. External splints are used almost always, because some type of nasal bone reshaping is done as part of the revision rhinoplasty more often than not. When only nasal tip work is done, they may not be employed. When used they routinely stay on for two weeks. Internal splints are not used routinely. Typically, they are used in cases of the deviated nose or septum, where the partition of the two sides of the nose was reset. When used they are removed between postoperative day five and seven.
Introduction to Revision Rhinoplasty
Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to correct problems that persist or develop after an initial rhinoplasty. It is also known as nose job revision or corrective nasal surgery. While revision rhinoplasty can be a highly successful procedure, recovery can be a bit more complex than that of a primary rhinoplasty. One question many patients have is when their splints will be removed after surgery.
Splint Removal After Revision Rhinoplasty
Splints are typically used during rhinoplasty surgery to help support the nasal structure during healing. After revision rhinoplasty surgery, the length of time that splints remain in place can vary depending on the extent of the revision. In most cases, splints are removed after about one week. However, your surgeon may recommend that you wear them for a longer period of time if you underwent a more extensive revision.
The process of removing the splints is generally quick and painless. Your surgeon will remove the splints while you are in the office and may use a special solution to soften the adhesive used to hold them in place. You may experience some mild discomfort or pressure during the removal process, but it should not be painful.
What to Expect After Splint Removal
After your splints are removed, you may notice that your nose feels more swollen or congested than before. This is a normal part of the healing process, and it may take several weeks for your nose to fully heal and for the swelling to go down.
During this time, it is important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions closely. You may need to wear a splint or tape on your nose for a period of time after the splints are removed, and you should avoid any activities that could cause trauma to your nose.
Revision rhinoplasty can be complex, but it’s effective in correcting problems after an initial rhinoplasty. If you are considering revision rhinoplasty, consult with a qualified surgeon. Discuss your options and learn more about the recovery process. You can also ask your surgeon about when you can expect to have your splints removed.
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