Mar 2

Why don’t you use nasal packing after Rhinoplasty?

Want to know the most significant complaint we hear about after Rhinoplasty surgery?

It’s not pain, pressure, headache, or even discomfort. In fact, rhinoplasty is rarely very painful.

The symptom we hear about most is nasal congestion.

nasal packing after Rhinoplasty photo

The picture above shows one technique that some surgeons still use to pack the nose. Most surgeons still use some form of packing or splint, which can either be merocel, gauze, xeroform or a variety of other forms. The end result unfortunately is more discomfort for the patient.

While not being able to breathe through your nose is not earth-shattering, it is extremely annoying. Think of it like a bad head cold that lasts. So, anything we can do to prevent this symptom is meaningful to you, and therefore important to us. And the biggest thing we can do to help, is to avoid nasal packing.

Packing is routinely used by some to help prevent excessive bleeding or dripping. We find we almost never need it. By handling tissues exceedingly carefully and gently, we find that we can generally keep bleeding, bruising, and swelling to an absolute minimum…and the benefit to you is an earlier return to breathing through your nose, less blockage from the beginning, and no painful removal of crusted packing.

We really have a passion for rhinoplasty, and we do all we can to help make your experience with us the best it can be… so we encourage you to come in and experience the difference.

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