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Does the removal of internal / external splints hurt after a septorhinoplasty?
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Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not with good care
The tendency is for the internal stents to collect dried blood and mucous.
Removing them can be uncomfortable. By keeping them clean during the week using saline spray and ointment, the removal is generally very easy.

In brief: Not with good care
The tendency is for the internal stents to collect dried blood and mucous.
Removing them can be uncomfortable. By keeping them clean during the week using saline spray and ointment, the removal is generally very easy.
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
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Dr. Andres Gantous
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rhinoplasty splints
Removing the nasal splints after a rhinoplasty is not necessarily painful.
If the surgeon takes his time and you are cooperative they will come out quickly and almost painlessly.

In brief: Rhinoplasty splints
Removing the nasal splints after a rhinoplasty is not necessarily painful.
If the surgeon takes his time and you are cooperative they will come out quickly and almost painlessly.
Dr. Andres Gantous
Dr. Andres Gantous
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Not much usually
But everyone has a different pain threshold.
So it could be uncomfortable momentarily. Also depends on the gentleness of the person who is removing the splints. If you have a low pain threshold you may want to ask your doctor if it is ok to take something for pain an hour before your appointment.

In brief: Not much usually
But everyone has a different pain threshold.
So it could be uncomfortable momentarily. Also depends on the gentleness of the person who is removing the splints. If you have a low pain threshold you may want to ask your doctor if it is ok to take something for pain an hour before your appointment.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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