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Understanding Rhinoplasty And Nasal Packing

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If you have a rhinoplasty or nose job surgery scheduled in the near future, then your surgeon has likely already informed you of the steps that will occur during the procedure. Packing may or may not be added to the nasal cavity. Keep reading to learn about packing, what it is used for, and how it may be removed.

Is Nasal Packing Necessary?

Nasal packing is when a cosmetic surgeon fills your nasal cavities with a cotton or gauze material at the end of the rhinoplasty procedure. This gauze material is sometimes just sterile gauze, but other times it is covered with one or several medications. These include antibiotics and materials that aid in the clotting process. 

Generally speaking, the packing is meant to soak up blood and control bleeding after the surgical procedure. While this is true, more pinpointed surgical operations are completed now with the use of lasers, cameras, and smaller tools. Trauma is kept to a minimum, so packing is not always needed. Any surgery that is complicated or substantial in nature may still require the placement of gauze. Also, this is true if you are at risk of bleeding.

Cauterization techniques are often used in addition to gauze, so the packing materials are rarely kept in place for longer than a few days. So, you can expect to meet with your surgeon to have the cotton removed soon after your operation is completed.

How Is The Packing Removed?

Cottom gauze used to be packed quite forcibly into the nasal cavity with a large quantity of material secured in the nose. This is rarely the case now, so a minimal amount of cotton is used, and this means that removal is not likely to be painful. While this is true, you may be advised to take a pain reliever a few hours beforehand.

A small string or a small piece of the gauze will often be left on the exterior of the nasal canal for easy removal. So, your surgeon will pull on this string to release the packing. It is wetted first with water to make sure it does not stick to forming scabs in the nose. A pair of tweezers are then utilized to hold onto the string, and gentle pressure releases the cotton from the nasal cavity.

You can expect the removal to go quickly, and your surgeon will irrigate the nose to remove dried blood and other debris. If you want to know more about rhinoplasty and whether or not packing is needed in your case, speak with a rhinoplasty surgery center. 


28 July 2018