What’s Recovery Like After Functional Rhinoplasty?
Each functional 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 Functional Rhinoplasty Results?
- Initial Results at… 3 weeks
- Final Results at… One year
- Results last… Permanent
After your functional rhinoplasty, you should notice an immediate improvement in your ability to breath with improved air flow through your nose. You will likely notice gradual improvements as your nose continues to heal from surgery and as bruising and swelling subsides over the first few weeks. With traditional rhinoplasty, complete healing can take up to a full year. However, this can vary with functional rhinoplasty depending on the extent of your surgery and the amount of reshaping that was done.