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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by ball1818 in Pa
Hello. This is a really interesting and important question to ask. You should think about your recovery from rhinoplasty surgery in three ways: 1) Visible recovery Every patients swells and bruises differently, however most people experience moderate swelling and bruising for at least a week. Some patients experience bruising around the eyes, while some do not. You will see the results of your surgery as soon as the cast is removed, but it it really takes up to 6 months for the complete...
For the average procedure, it takes two weeks for the bruising to go away and 6-12 months for the nose to be totally healed. It also depends on the skill of the surgeon.
A rhinoplasty is a very delicate and complicated operation. The structures in the nose are small and even a mild amount of swellling may obscure the result. However, the following is a rough guideline for the healing process: 1-3 Days After Surgery: Some discomfort. Some bruising. Surprisingly, many patients tell me they have very little pain after a rhinoplasty. Most people feel very good after about 2-3 days. 5-7 Days After Surgery: a lot of the swelling goes down. Almost all of the...