A 43-year-old member asked:
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I got dried blood in nostrils after rhinoplasty. Is packing ok?

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Dr. Alan Durkin
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Normal. Packing can be removed at any time during a 7 day postoperative course. I normally remove mine on day 1 if it is a primary (first) rhinoplasty. If it is a revision, i remove it on day 3 after surgery.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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