Cosmetic nose surgery
You will usually go home on the same day as your surgery.
Immediately after surgery, your nose and face will be swollen and painful. Headaches are common.
The nasal packing is usually removed after 3 to 5 days and you will feel much more comfortable.
Full recovery takes several weeks.
Healing is a slow and gradual process. The tip of the nose may have some swelling and numbness for months. You may not be able to see the final results for up to a year.
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