What is Recovery from Rhinoplasty Like?
You may be sent home after the surgery with a nose splint and may have packing within the nose. An
outside splint is also often employed to keep the new structure of the nose stable, so it can heal
Healing comes in stages. Within a few weeks the initial swelling and bruising, if there is any, will settle down but it may take up to a year for the surgical work to tighten and reveal the fully refined nose. However, during this time you should see marked improvement as the nose shapes itself in the way the doctor intended.
Rhinoplasty results are typically long-lasting, and the changes are for a lifetime. As we age, our facial
features continue to change, including the nose. However, a successful nose reshaping surgery will bring
more harmony, balance, and attraction to your features for the long term.