Broken nose swelling
It really depends on how traumatic your injury was. It may take months to year plus for all the swelling to go down.
It really depends on the damage that was done and what your surgeon plans to do to correct it. Most patients with either rhinoplasty or correction of a nasal fracture look pretty good one week after surgery.
No two rhinoplastys are exactly the same - this is also true of patients' recovery process. For the most accurate answer to your question you will need to see a physician in person. Typically following a rhinoplasty procedure, patients will wear a splint for about a week. When the splint is removed, the majority of swelling will go down over 3-4 months.
I broke my nose & have to wait 4 weeks for surgery to fix it. How long before I will look like myself again?
This is really difficult to answer without knowing more about your history and examining you. Find a rhinoplasty expert in your area.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA