What’s Recovery Like After Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a fairly complex surgery that does require a bit of a recovery period. Each rhinoplasty Dr. Sethna performs is completely unique to the individual patient, so recovery timelines will vary. Dr. Sethna will provide you with detailed instructions for caring for your nose after your rhinoplasty, and she will schedule follow up visits to monitor your healing and ensure optimal outcomes.
Following your surgery, you should expect to take 1-2 weeks off work. Bandages and a splint will need to be worn during the first week of recovery. Most patients feel well enough to get back to their normal routine after the first 7-10 days, but you may choose to take a bit more time off as bruising and swelling continues to subside over the first few weeks.
If you experience any unexpected side effects after treatment, please contact our office immediately.
What Can I Expect for my Rhinoplasty Results?
- Initial Results at… 6 weeks
- Final Results at… One year
- Results last… Permanent
Although there will be some bruising and swelling, you will notice the new shape of your nose immediately after surgery. You will need to keep your nose bandaged for about a week, and it will take about three weeks for the majority of the bruising and swelling to fade. You will likely notice some gradual changes in the look of your nose until your final results at about one year after surgery.
While the healing time with rhinoplasty is a bit longer than other procedures, the wait is often well worth it. Rhinoplasty continues to be one of the most rewarding cosmetic procedures, as it works to create an elegantly balanced appearance of the full face.