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What should I expect after nasal surgery?

Here's what you can expect after your nasal surgery:
  • The first 12 to 18 hours after your surgery will be the most uncomfortable.
  • Your nose may be sore in the area of the surgery. You may also feel tenderness in your upper teeth and the roof of your mouth.
  • Your nose may feel stuffy and uncomfortable until the swelling goes down, about a week or two after surgery.
  • Your nose may be bleeding too much. It may be "packed" with mesh or gauze for the first day after surgery.
  • If you have splints on the inside or outside of your nose, the doctor will remove them about a week after surgery.

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