What is the recovery time for rhinoplasty?
Typically, the initial swelling after nose surgery subsides within a two to three weeks. However, residual swelling, especially in the tip of the nose, can take about a year to resolve as the contour refines. Swelling can also vary through the day, being more prominent in the morning. There may be some bruising around the nose and eyes which usually improves over about a week and can be covered with camouflage make-up if one feels self-conscious. The splint, if one has been placed, comes off after about a week. Social and work activities can be resumed at that time.