A 19-year-old female asked:
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how much will a broken nose bone or nose cartilage hurt? how much will the nerves on the nose bone and cartilage hurt? which one is more painful?

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Dr. Anya Kishinevsky
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
It is painful: Fracturing the bone is more painful than fracturing the cartilage. Whether it's due to trauma or nasal surgery, you would be given pain medication that you would take for 4-5 days, on average, to make you more comfortable. You would also have a lot of swelling, so ice and elevation of the head will help as well. A soft diet will be necessary for one week.
Answered on Feb 27, 2017
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