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Lawrenceville, NJ

Is there ever a time when a surgeon wouldnt use a splint after a surgery including bridge work and septum repair?

After my surgery i only had fabric bandages on my nose and no splint. The nurse who took off the bandages said "oh he must not have done bridge work since there is no cast". I freaked out and asked my dr and he said she was mistaken. Could he be lying to me? The hump on my nose was very subtle but it has been 5 months and it looks the same as it did b4 surgery but he definitly fixed the tip and raised it.

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Plastic surgeon
vienna, VA
United States
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April 20, 2011 2:52 PM

I use splint only when I perform osteotomy (breaking the nasal slopes bone) otherwise I use tapes. It's always better to listen to your doctor than to a nurse... (more)
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sacramento, CA
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  no splint after rhinoplasty
October 22, 2009 4:00 PM

Paradise; sometimes nurses or assistants say things thay shouldn't. That's unfortunate. At times, a very samll dorsal convexity (bump)need not be removed when the droopy tip needs (more)
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