Dr. Carlos Wolf has been working in the field of plastic surgery for more than 20 years. He answers your questions about plastic surgery.

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Plastic Surgery 101

Noses can be slow to heal

Your doctor is telling you the truth. Doing surgery of the nose is almost the easy part, it’s the handholding over the next six months to one year that becomes the difficult part. When I first started doing nose surgery during my residency, I was told by the staff physicians that it took up to six months to a year for the noses to “arrive at its destination.” After practicing for over 25 years, I often remember what they told me and it is true.