Nose Re-shaping – Post-operative Instructions

Instructions on discharge

  • On the day of discharge nasal packs will be removed.
  • The nasal splint needs to stay until the dressing clinic at about 1 week.
  • All dressings to be kept dry until further instructed.
  • TED stockingsto be worn for 2 weeks.
  • Discharge with standard painkillers.

Dressing clinic

  • Usually about a week after surgery when the sutures at the columella of the nose and the splint are removed.

Activities

  • No restrictions but avoid sporting activities for the first 2 weeks.

Wound Care

  • Moisturise the scar for 3 months.

Special Instructions

  • Once the splint is removed the inside of the nose can be gently cleaned by dipping the nose in a bowl of salt water (room temperature water with a pinch of salt) and gently cleaning with a cotton bud. The water can also be breathed into the nose and spat out to give a more thorough cleaning.
  • No blowing of nose – any discharge can be gently wiped.
  • Coughing and sneezing through the mouth.
  • Keep the head upright sleeping on a few pillows and avoid bending the head down.
  • Avoid crowded areas for the first 3 weeks to avoid accidental knocks to the nose.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE WARD.

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