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Hi, my name is Dr. Paul Massive and we're answering blog questions and today, we're going to talk about, these are specific questions from different patients across the country. How long does it take to heal from rhinoplasty? The answer is very dependent on what procedure was performed, how long the surgery was, and also was it a revision, and how many revisions. If it's a first time rhinoplasty and it was pretty extensive or a revision, I'll give you the general basic numbers.

So, how long does it take to heal? Usually, the profile looks good in three or four weeks. The tip, in general, is about 70% healed at the end of the three months. This is in general. At the end of the year, it's usually about 90% healed. At the end of the two years, it's probably close to 100% healed and, because the tip can be swollen and this is the area where it heals the slowest, because of the blood supply, the thick skin. In general, it's a dead space, so it takes a little bit longer to heal, to get more contour issues. Also, the three dimensional healing of the nose and the shrink wrappage of the skin makes the healing a little bit more unpredictable, especially if it's your second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh surgery.

Sometimes, also, the more surgeries you do, the more problems you're going to have with healing and it could actually cause a compromise in the blood supply. It can cause increased swelling, it can cause increase irregularities and asymmetries. All these things could occur, especially with more and more revisions you have. However, even with the first time rhinoplasty, this could happen. Hope this helps. Thanks.

How Long Does It Take to Heal After a Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Paul Nassif talks about the factors that can affect the healing process for a rhinoplasty patient, including the average healing time and the types of patients that can heal slower than others.