As with their surgical techniques, different doctors have different taping approaches. Your nose type and thickness of the skin can also determine how you should tape your nose after rhinoplasty.
Nevertheless, the basics of taping after nose job are quite similar. Before getting into it, you need to thoroughly clean the area with soap and water.
Step 1) Tape your nasal bridge
Your surgeon might start from your nasal tip. Again, it depends on his/her preference and your nose type.
To tape the bridge of your nose, take 3 to 5 pieces of tape (about 2 inches each). We recommend applying the first stripe on the supra tip edema and continuing going up the nose.
Each stripe should partially overlap the previous one. It is also important to slightly squeeze the area evenly as you apply the tape.
Each strip should partially overlap the previous one. It is also important to slightly squeeze the area evenly as you apply the tape.
Tip: As you work your way up, take shorter pieces of tape so that the final result looks more organized.
Step 2) Wrap the tip with a “U”
Now, take a longer piece of tape. Wrap around the underneath of the tip while pulling the tip slightly up by creating a “U” shape.
Try not to cover the nostrils while doing this. You should leave the upper part of your nasal tip uncovered. Based on the type of surgery, you may or may not be required to pinch the tip area.
You should leave the upper part of your nasal tip uncovered.
Step 3) Repeat
At this point, you will have to repeat the first step (repeating the 2nd step is rarely required.). Mild pressure should be added while repeating the process.