15 Aug Nasal taping after rhinoplasty
Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants removes the nasal splint 5-7 days after rhinoplasty. His patients are instructed to tape the nose for at least 3-4 weeks every night. Although taping affect the final result, it will reduce swelling in the morning. The nose, especially the tip of the nose tends to swell overnight. Having the tape minimize that swelling. Our patients frequently report that when they do not tape the nose, they wake up with a thicker appearing nose. A special light brown paper tape will be given to our patients when the splint comes off. We will also show how to tape the nose. Some patients may develop irritation from the tape in which cases they will be instructed to stop taping. Foods rich in salt, alcohol, and strenuous physical activity may increase swelling.
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