I am scheduled for rhinoplasty and now I realize that I didn’t get all of my questions answered. After the surgery, what type of bandage is put on my face? Will it cover my eyes? Will I be able to change the bandage myself at home? How long does it have to stay on my face?
My patients go home with a self adhering splint which covers the nose. It stays on for a week until I remove it and is not changed by the patient. The eyes are not covered. Most patients require a gauze “drip” pad under the nose which they have to change. This is typically only for the first 24-48 hours.