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What is recovery from rhinoplasty like?

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After a nose job, recovery takes patience and support from family and friends.

You will need to keep your head elevated for at least 24 hours after the operation. And there will be some pain and swelling (which can be managed with medication and cold compresses).

Some people become discouraged with the swelling and how they look immediately after the operation. But when the swelling goes down, the redness disappears and the nose fully heals. This can take weeks, but most people like the results.

From: Teens and Nose Jobs (Rhinoplasty) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Kidshealth.org: "Plastic Surgery." 

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Briefing Paper: Plastic Surgery for Teenagers." 

Docshop.com: "Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)." 

Enhancement Media: "Plastic Surgery for Teens."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

SOURCES: 

Kidshealth.org: "Plastic Surgery." 

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Briefing Paper: Plastic Surgery for Teenagers." 

Docshop.com: "Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)." 

Enhancement Media: "Plastic Surgery for Teens."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

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