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How Long is Recovery From a Rhinoplasty?

Are you interested in a rhinoplasty procedure?

Whether you’re in the middle of researching the surgery or you’re just about ready to make the decision, there’s one question that’s probably weighing on your mind about getting a nose job:

Rhinoplasty Recovery Duration

First, the good news – you’ll usually start seeing results as soon as three to four weeks after your rhinoplasty surgery. That’s when the majority of your swelling and bruising subsides to reveal your new nose shape.

But with that news comes an important caveat – it can take up to one year to see your final rhinoplasty results. That’s because your minor swelling may still happen, causing the nasal tissue to shift until it reaches its final position. 

Fortunately, that minor swelling isn’t too visible to the naked eye, so you should still be happy with your rhinoplasty results as early as one month post-procedure.

What to Expect From Your Rhinoplasty Recovery

You should expect your first week of rhinoplasty recovery to be the most intensive, as this is when you may have packing or a splint on your nose or within your nostrils to help hold the new shape of your nose. This packing is typically removed about one day after your procedure and the splint at one week.

You should expect to see some bruising and swelling during the first week of your recovery; you may also notice bruising underneath your eyes. These bruises usually fade away after about one to two weeks.

Most patients tend to take one week off from work. Patients can cover any remaining bruising with makeup by the second week. Most visible swelling and bruising should be gone by the fourth week.

“Dr. Bull was amazing, hes so friendly, excellent surgeon, i dont have pain, i do my rhinoplasty and liposuction, just i can said thank you very much for your help Dr. bull. I love how i look know! I feeling more secury about my self. Thanks Dr. Bull and the staff they so very friendly. They tell me everything about the surgery step by step, after my surgery they take care me just n case something happen, everything is included with the same paidment, my husband love it how i look now.” *

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Want to learn more about what you can expect from your rhinoplasty recovery?

To schedule your consultation with Dr. John Bull, please fill out the form on this page or call The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa in Naperville, IL, at (630) 339-4555.

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