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Rhinoplasty Bizrah: Rhinoplasty Patient Management: Follow-up

March 28, 2017 by basharbizrah0
  1. The first follow-up visit will be one week postoperative for cast removal. When removing the cast consider the following:
    1. Reassure the patient that there is no pain.
    2. Remove both sides of the tape at the same time and the cast from the middle. Do not remove side by side, the cast will cause pressure and bump the nose. Clean the nose with soapy wet tissue (Chubs wet pack).
    3. Remove blood clots from the nares. Trim long sutures but do not remove as the sutures will be absorbed.
    4. If pimples developed, they should be scraped and the nose cleaned with wet soap and hydrogen peroxide.
    5. Patient is allowed to use mirror to see the reshaped nose.
    6. Vasovagal attack may occur at this stage in some emotional patients, in particular when a big difference has been achieved as in preoperative crooked nose or patients with hump and long noses. Patient should lie flat with legs and feet elevated. The vagovasal attack will disappear in two minutes time.
    7. Nasal massage instructions:
      We instruct the patient to use two types of massages:

      1. Bidigital massage:
      2. By using the two index fingers to achieve gentle pressure on the sides of the dorsum of the nose to keep the nose straight and to reduce oedema. The gentle pressure is applied for ten minutes three times a day. (Fig. 2 – 6)
      3. Index-thumb massage:
        By using the thumb and index fingers of one hand for massaging the base of the bony pyramid of the nose in order to avoid nasal bone displacement and reduce oedema. The massage from down-up is repeated twenty strokes three times a day. (Fig. 2 – 7)

 

Fig. 2 – 6. Bidigital massage: By using the two index fingers to achieve gentle pressure on the sides of the dorsum of the nose to keep the nose straight and to reduce oedema. The gentle pressure is applied for ten minutes three times a day.

 

Fig. 2 – 7. Index-thumb massage: By using the thumb and index fingers of one hand for massaging the base of the bony pyramid of the nose in order to avoid nasal bone displacement and reduce oedema. The massage from down-up is repeated twenty strokes three times a day.

 

2. Further follow-up

  1. The next visit after cast removal will be after three weeks in order to watch for any mild deviation or any infection or intranasal adhesions or to remove obvious sutures. If mild deviation is noticed at this stage, the patient is instructed to perform unilateral index finger massage by placing the index finger along the deviated side and pushing gently to the opposite side for ten minutes / four times a day.
  2. Next follow-up will be in two months time to watch for any mild deviation, notching, pinching or any nasal asymmetry. If any of the other mentioned problems are obvious and concerning the patient, correct without any delay.
  3. The next visits will be in six months, then, one year. If any problems arise, correct without any delay and don’t leave your patient waiting even with a minor problem.

 

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