Why I Don’t Use “Nasal Packing”

Some surgeons performing Chicago rhinoplasty use a technique called “nasal packing” to control blood loss and prevent a severe nose bleed after surgery. This approach is often used on patients who have problems breathing and whose rhinoplasty surgery requires some adjustment to the nasal septum.

Packing the nose is often painful and can result in prolonged recovery time. I avoid the need for nasal packing by using a combination of delicate procedures that minimize tissue damage, bruising, and bleeding. The result: my patients recover more comfortably than those whose surgeons use nasal packing. By implementing more refined rhinoplasty technique, I benefit my patients in many ways:

  • More comfortable recovery
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Lower risk of infection
  • No need for pain medication and antibiotics
  • Less swelling

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