Costs of Fixing an Upturned Nose and How Long Would Recovery Be?

I hate my nose. It is pointy and up-turned. I am just curious if a week off of work would be okay?

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Upturned nose

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It is difficult to determine the procedure you would need without picture or a consultation. However, the recovery would be similar to a standard rhinoplasty.  If you need a cartilage graft, it may add to your recovery, but not significantly.  

The cost of rhinoplasty comprises of the surgeon's fee, the facility fee and the anesthesiologists fee. Realself has a nice tab breaking prices by location. Best of luck. Dr. Michael Omidi

An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.

Recovery after rhinoplasty

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Usually one week is adequate for recovery after rhinoplasty.  You may still have some bruising and will have some swelling but these are usually not a hinderance.  It will take several months for all swelling to resolve.  I remove internal and external splints and sutures at one week post op.  Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

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