Can I breathe through my nose right after a Rhinoplasty?
All patients that undergo a rhinoplasty can breathe through the nose after the surgery. However, there is swelling that happens over the next 24 to 48 hours, and for some patients, that causes a stuffed up nose, so is a little more difficult to breathe. When we do also, a septal work, like a septoplasty, or we work on the inferior turbinates to improve the airflow, we do leave an internal splint that it’s a silicone splint, it does have a little hole in the middle so patients can breathe through it, it’s just a little harder. But once we remove that at seven days, the patients breathe really well. So most patients breathe well, some of them have a lot of swelling, so that causes a little bit of obstruction. But usually a week after surgery is really good.
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👩⚕️ Dr. Gabriele Miotto
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📍 Atlanta, GA