Thanks for your
question. It does normally take a whole
year for your get the final result from a rhinoplasty surgery. However, this was a small reduction of a
residual dorsal hump, then the results will be evident sooner (maybe within a
few weeks). I hope this helps.
Yes, it can take a full year or longer for all the swelling to subside after a rhinoplasty. Best of luck.
amyjob,Your surgeon is correct. Recovering from rhinoplasty is a healing process. Waiting for swelling to go down is a major part of that process. Watch my video where I describe the different stages.Keep your follow-up appointments, so your surgeon can follow your progress and keep you on track for safe and happy outcomes. Safety comes first.
The time frame for healing for a rhinoplasty varies based on the type of procedure and every patient's individual anatomy. Even a simple rasping can have longer than anticipated healing due to periosteal (covering of the bone) swelling. Keep in mind also that different parts of the nose can have a different amount of swelling. Finally, individual patient characteristics such as skin thickness, diet, associated skin disorders (i.e. rosacea), allergies and other factors can play a role in the degree of swelling as well.