As with any operation, taking care after surgery ensures minimum post-op trauma.
After removal of the packs, you may breathe through the nose, but do not blow it or sneeze hard for five days. Rest is suggested for 1 week after surgery, and one should avoid excessive talking, smiling, hard chewing or exercise. A splint is applied to the nose which will be removed after one week. Keep your nose dry and expect some light, bood-stained drainage from the nose for several days. If your nose begins to bleed, place a small piece of cottonwool into the nostril and relax.