Most patients will have their cast removed by Dr. Buonassisi at the 1 week post operative follow up appointment. Some out of town patients who travel home before the 1 week post operative appointment can take their casts off on their own. Here are instructions for doing so:
remove your cast 7 days after your surgery
the cast that we use after a rhinoplasty is called a thermoplastic cast; it actually softens with heat – so heat up the cast by having a long, warm (not too hot) shower
get lots of warm water over the cast, allow it to soften, and allow the glue underneath to soften as well
once softened, you should be able to gently and slowly peel the cast off of the skin
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