I was told I would have stitches but I can't see any, very confused. What's happened?

I had my surgery yesterday afternoon. I was told il have scaring due to stitches at the tip of my nose. I had a bandage under my nose the nurse changed it,I had a sneaky look to find there's no stitches.My nose feels like it's throbbing and tip is really hurting. Is this normal? Also I can feel so much mucus, can't see any but it's uncomfortable, making breathing impossible through my nose. Am I even meant to be able to breathe through my nose at the moment? Could really do with some advice

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