After the completion of the nasal surgery, a splint of soft foam and moldable aluminum will be applied to the nose. The splint and dressings are removed within about one week. The face will be slightly puffy, the nose may have a minor ache and you may have a possible dull headache. Some minor bleeding may also occur. Swelling and bruising around the eyes are minor in most cases and resolve within one week. The nose usually looks good within 2-3 weeks and will continue to improve after that. However, some amount of unnoticeable swelling can remain for as long as a year.
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