How long will the swelling last?


Thank you for your question regarding rhinoplasty. While each person has their unique and specific healing characteristics after rhinoplasty, I can answer in general terms, which I hope you find helpful.
Rhinoplasty recovery swelling is unique and bit longer to see the final results because of the thicker nasa skin with its abundant oil gland
Rhinoplasty recovery and swelling after surgery has 3 phases:
EARLY/ACUTE Rhinoplasty swelling
Usually lasts 5-10 days where bruising and immediate tissue surgical swelling after rhinoplasty resolves. A noticeable difference is seen in hump Reduction and tip size is seen. Patients can return to work and light exercise
MID TERM Rhinoplasty swelling
Usually 10 days to 9 months after the time the rhinoplasty splints are removed there is a gradual and progressive shrinkage of the soft tissues, complete healing of the skin around the new bony and cartilage structure. During this time period after rhinoplasty continued refinement of the tip is noticed. Usually once complete nerve feeling has returned to the nasal tip area the majority of swelling has resolved.
LONG TERM Rhinoplasty swelling
9 months to even up to 1-2 years after rhinoplasty surgery there is a slow and subtle but noticeable contouring refinement of skin (especially the nasal tip are) with the final contraction of the skin around the healed underling structure boney and cartilage (which is like “shrink wrap”).
Rhinoplasty surgery can be life changing with a high approval rating. While the total healing process is longer than other Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedures it usually continues to looks better and better or time.

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