If you have undergone rhinoplasty or plan to do so, you probably have heard of nasal splints. But what is a nose splint? A nose splint or a rhinoplasty splint is a plastic, silicone, or aluminum device placed inside or outside a patient’s nose to protect it after a nose job, helping the nose bones and cartilages maintain their position and do not move during recovery time. The nose surgeon chooses the splint according to the patient’s needs. Rhinoplasty splints do no cause pain and are temporary.
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Nasal splint types
These splints are critical in speeding up the recovery after nose surgery. There are two types of splints based on their position in the nose: internal splint and external splint. As the names suggest, an internal splint is placed into the nasal cavities. An external splint, which is more common, is attached to the outside of the nose by a tape.
External splints are more popular among cosmetic surgeons. They use it during the nose’s vulnerability period to keep the new shape of the nose. An internal splint is applied generally after septum deviation surgery or septoplasty.