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Sometimes, a little improvement makes the nose look worse.
Looking at your photos from the previous post, you might want your tip narrowed a bit, and you might have issues of strong forward projection to the tip, and a tip that sits a bit low. Not that those are bad features to have, but if a hump is removed, and that's the only change, your nose would *look* longer, and more forward-projecting, and you might hate that. Not to mention that you'd have a flat spot on the bridge where the hump was removed.
See? Sometimes you can change just one feature of a nose, but sometimes you can't without getting into trouble. And by the way, there's no guarantee at all that the recovery time for a "micro" would be even a day less than for a full rhinoplasty.
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Rhinoplasty is the most complex surgery in the face. Even small changes may have big consequences, so it is important to consult with someone who can examine you and explain what would be possible and appropriate for you.
Downtime for swelling varies for all patients, depending on technique and skin thickness. And the nose will continue to evolve over time. Rhinoplasty is a commitment and I don't recommend rushing the result. Above all, safety comes first.
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