After The Surgery
Immediately after the procedure the nose is
covered with a plastic splint and tape. If
Septal surgery has been performed sylastic
sheets or packing are inserted to protect
the nasal septum. Generally the splint stays
on for 5 to 7 days to protect the nose, help
reduce swelling, as well as to maintain the new
shape of the nose. The sylastic sheets or
packing is removed at the same time the splint is.
After the surgery there may be some pain. Most
patients find that the discomfort is easily
managed with the prescribed pain medication.
The patient will have to keep their head elevated
for the first 5 days post op. To reduce bruising
and swelling our special vitamin supplements may
be taken before as well as after surgery. In
Addition, cold compresses may be applied to the
nose and the areas around it.
One Week After Surgery
At Your postoperative appointment, Dr. Corbin
removes the splint, packing or stylistic sheets
inside the nose. Further post op instructions
may be given at this time. Activities that raise
blood pressure, such as swimming, running, working
out, and even bending should be avoided for the
first few weeks. If there is any bruising it
will fade until it disappears. Subtle swelling
of the nose will subside gradually.
Patients see a more aesthetically pleasing nose
immediately after the splint is removed. However,
a patient should not expect to be totally healed
one week after surgery. Normal healing is a
gradual process, which may take some time. The
optimum appearance of the nose may not be apparent
for weeks or even months.
Returning To Work
Generally, a patient can return to work one week
following nose surgery. The decision to start work
depends on the individual.
Dr. Corbin combines his artistic and surgical talent
to give each patient a result that enhances his or her
unique and individual look.
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