The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of fibrin glue during nasal
surgery leads to a shorter recovery period with less bruising and/or swelling.
Septorhinoplasty is a well established technique to correct nasal deformity. Drawbacks of
this procedure include a significant recovery following surgery which may often require
nasal taping and casting. Swelling and bruising in and around the surgical site may persist
for months after the operation. At present, there is no standard regarding the length of
time nasal tape and cast should be used following septorhinoplasty. It has never been
proven that taping or casting is required - in surgeries that require minimal amounts of
tissue handling, we may not use any tape or cast following the procedure. Homologous fibrin
glue has been used for various cosmetic facial plastic procedures since the early 1980's. It
has been shown to decrease bruising and swelling following surgery. This study is being
undertaken to evaluate these benefits of using fibrin glue in nasal surgery.
- Any patient over 18 years of age undergoing septorhinoplasty.
- Any patient having more than one procedure performed during one anesthetic.(i.e.brow
lift, face lift, blepharoplasty)