For most of my Houston rhinoplasty patients, the first postop visit is usually 6 days after surgery. At this time, some stitches are removed, the nose is suctioned if there was internal work done for a deviated septum or turbinate reduction, and the tape and cast are removed. At Funk Facial Plastic Surgery, we first loosen the adhesive from the tape with an adhesive removing solution. Dr. Funk gently lifts the tape and cast of the nose delicately. Removing the cast after rhinoplasty is not painful. There may be some minor discomfort but no truly no significant pain. The nose is then retaped and this tape is typically removed 2 days later on postoperative day 8.
Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.