When will the cast be taken off and does this hurt?
The cast is removed approximately 7 days post-operatively. You may feel a slight stiffness in the upper lift as the swelling moves downward. This will subside in a matter of hours. you must be very careful not to bump it as it is vulnerable to breakage. It isn't a bone china figurine but it isn't as strong as your nose was before the rhinoplasty either. Don't worry, the bones will completely mend within 2 months.
If you had a rhinoplasty where the nostrils were narrowed (in the case of flared nostrils) you will have your sutures removed. This may sting a bit, especially since it is in a sensitive area. Although most patients still feel numb in the tip area and report only minor discomfort.