There is typically not a great deal of pain, but most patients experience swelling and bruising for 1-2 weeks. A splint and/or packing may be placed inside your nose and a splint or bandages placed on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing.
While initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine. During this time, you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it refines to a more permanent outcome.
The procedure is done under general anesthesia.
1-3 hours under general anesthesia.