How long is the rhinoplasty recovery period?
A 2-week recovery period is recommended after returning home from rhinoplasty surgery. Swelling will likely reduce to be unnoticeable after around 2 to 3 months. There will however be ongoing changes in the appearance of the nose for a year to 18 months following surgery.
During those recovery months, there are things patients might be best to avoid, such as playing contact sports or sunbathing, as the skin and nose structure are more sensitive.
Patients can expect, however, a pleasing outcome with a nose that functions and looks better for the rest of their life.