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How long does it take for the broken nose to heal?

How long does it take for the broken nose to heal?

Postby newnose7 » Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:44 pm

I had a revision done yesterday morning. The first time around, my surgeon did a septoplasty/rhinoplasty, but he did not break my nose. I was relatively happy, but as the swelling went down, I noticed a bump on the side of my nose that never went away. The shadow made my nose look constantly bruised. So I went in for my one year post op and the surgeon said it was a "bone spur" I think? He opted for a revision done under IV sedation (the first one was done with my completely under.) In addition to fixing this bump, he also agreed to take some cartlidge down on either side of my nostril to make the tip look better.

Surgery was great. Don't really remember a thing! However, when he woke me up, he informed me that he went ahead and broke my nose to make it thinner where the bump was. My question is: How long does it usually take to heal the broken nose from rhinoplasty? I am expecting this will be a much longer recovery than it was the first time.

Oddly enough, this time around has seemed A LOT easier than the first. The first time around, I didn't even feel human for over a week. My teeth hurt, I couldn't eat or smile...It was absolute hell! This time around, there is defintely soreness and discomfort, but it is MUCH easier than the first time even though he BROKE my nose yesterday!
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Postby finallyfree73 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:05 pm

My nose was broken for my rhino and my PS said it takes 4-6 weeks for it to heal - not completely but to the point where you don't have to be excessively cautious.
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