Rhinoplasty Recovery Guide 👃 - 34 - Internal Nasal Splints Removal After Rhinoplasty

When Should Internal Nasal Silicone Splints Be Taken Off After Rhinoplasty?

Splint Removal after rhinoplasty

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Silicone splints - internal silicone splint or silicone nasal packing - are materials that are placed in both nasal cavities after a nasal surgery and fixed to the anterior nasal region with a single suture.In the nose, as they take the nasal septum into the middle line; with the approximately 1 cm diameter air hole in the patient, they allow the patient to breathe after the operation. Prevention of adhesion - synechia formation in the nose is another important purpose of use. Like classic nasal tampons, they do not cause pressure in the nose, they do not stick, and they do not have too many hemostatic effects. They are almost painless to take. They are usually kept in the nose for 5-7 days after surgery.

Why Are Internal Nasal Splints Used?

Internal nasal splints are small, supportive devices placed inside the nose during rhinoplasty. They serve several important functions:

  1. Support Structural Integrity: They help maintain the new shape of your nose as it heals.
  2. Reduce Swelling: By providing gentle pressure, splints can help minimize swelling.
  3. Facilitate Breathing: They keep the nasal passages open, ensuring you can breathe comfortably while healing.

Internal nasal splint removal video after rhinoplasty


In the above video, we show how to remove the internal nasal splints through the nose of the patient who underwent rhinoplasty operation 1 week ago. First of all, the suture is cut in front of the internal pleats that secures the splints in the nasal septum. Generally, their removal is painless, but a spray application containing lidocaine can also be performed into the nose. As with classic nasal tampons, fresh nosebleed is not seen after removal (do not be afraid :)).

Internal nasal silicone splint removal video 2

In the video above, you can see how the internal nasal silicone splints were removed from the patient who underwent septoplasty, 7 days after the operation. After the lidocaine spray was applied, the stitches fixing the silicone splints to the septum were cut, and then the silicone splints were removed from the nose with the help of clamps. A small amount of bleeding and secretion may occur with silicones. Silicone splints do not cause any damage or friction-related pain in the nose when taken off.

Is Internal Nasal Splints Removal Painful? 

Generally, we spray sprays containing local anesthetic lidocaine into the nose, and then the stitches fixing the splints to the nasal septum are cut and the splints are removed with the help of clamps or forceps. Generally, patients do not feel serious pain because the silicone spring products do not stick to the nose wall and hairs and do not cause friction when removed.

The information in this guide was prepared by Dr.Murat Enöz for patients who underwent rhinoplasty. 
You can find different opinions and suggestions from other clinics and doctors. Please take into consideration 
the recommendations of the doctors who performed your aesthetic nose surgery. Sometimes drug names given here 
only in Turkey may also belong to the drugs found. Plenty of luck :)
Murat Enoz, MD, Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon - ENT Doctor in Istanbul

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