What special care will I have to perform on my nose after my rhinoplasty? Will I need to clean it and how am I supposed to do this?
My patients are instructed to use ice compresses around their eyes for the first 24 to 48 hours. They clean their nostrils twice daily with dilute hydrogen peroxide and then apply antibiotic ointment. This helps to prevent blood and mucus from crusting up and blocking their breathing. It also helps the suture begin to dissolve.