Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS DLO, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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Final Suturing: using 5×0 Ethilon. Steristrips are placed on the dorsum.
Nasal Packing: I use Merocel â€“Compressed gel-for internal nasal pack. This will be removed after 24-48hrs. With packing in place, you will have to breathe through your mouth, and you will have somewhat more swelling than usual.
Internal Silastic Splint– A small splint will be placed inside the nose. This keeps the septum in place, and removed after 5-7 days time.
External Thermpolastic Splint. The splint put on your nose at the end of surgery is intended to provide protection, serving as a sort of small external skeleton. It will be removed in 7 days time.