After the nasal surgery, longitudinal and transverse adhesives and then external brace are used in order to prevent adhering the nasal skin to the underlying tissues and not leaving a gap between them. In thin-skinned noses, this adhesive does not need to be applied and will not affect the final result. However, in fleshy noses with high swelling, the use of adhesive may be effective, especially in the area above the tip of the nose that is highly swollen.
Some patients would not like to be seen with swollen nose for 6 to 3 months, and this case does not justify long-term adhesion. Anyway, if they want an adhesive nose, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Adhesive will never prevent dropping the tip of nose.
- Tight adhesive, especially in the U-shape in the tip of the nose, will have no effect other than wrinkling and cracking the nose.
3 – The adhesive should not obstacle the nostrils as far as possible.
4 – Adhesive should not put downward pressure on the tip.
Nose adhesive method:
First, two narrow heads of an adhesive (3M) with the wide of 1cm are attached to two sides of nose from the root to the tip (a short distance from the nasal bridge), and the middle of this U-shaped adhesive which is free below the nose, is adhered to each other with the medium pressure until the tip of nose is slightly narrowed and but does not close the nostrils and does not cause wrinkles on the skin. Then, it is flipped to one side, on which another adhesive is attached. Several transverse adhesives with the distance of 1 cm (with some overlapping) are attached from the tip to the root of nose. These transverse adhesives can be used as multilayers with more pressure in the fleshy noses with high swelling of skin.
To prevent the isolation of adhesives, its contact with water should be low and immediately be dried by a dryer and replaced once every 5-7 days.
– To remove the brace and adhesive, it is best to moisten the face with lukewarm water for a few minutes, which will make it easy to remove.
– Be sure to use micropore adhesives, especially US or German type M3, to prevent damage to the skin.
You can remove the adhesive each time and remove the remained adhesive by 70% alcohol or water and soap to perform ablution.
In the first week, it is better to have the prostration above the level of the heart and get help from a small table.