How long is the recovery time for a rhinoplasty?

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your nose and would like it to be smaller or smoother, a rhinoplasty may be the answer for you. A rhinoplasty or nose job is a 2 hour procedure that reshapes the nose. But just how long is the recovery time for a rhinoplasty.

Why Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a great way not only to reshape your nose, but also to improve the balance of your facial features. It’s also a good solution for individuals with breathing problems, because it improves proper nose function.

How long is the recovery time for a rhinoplasty?
There is generally significant swelling and bruising after rhinoplasty,but most of it should resolve within 7-14 days. However, it can take up to 4 months for the swelling to go down completely.

A cast is usually placed on the outside of the nose, and this is generally removed afterabout 7 days, but swelling may persist as the nose will continue to undergo changes.

Light activity can be resumed after 5-7 days, but strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks.

Rhinoplasty surgery can be very satisfying, and if you’re thinking of having the procedure done, you should be okay to return to work about one week after surgery.

Since there may be some variation in the recovery time depending on the scope of the operation, you should be certain to follow the post-operative guidelines recommended by your physician.

Rhinoplasty is a difficult procedure that should only be done by an experienced,board certified plastic surgeon.

If you live in Orange County, contact the offices of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Song, Irvine, CA, for more information on rhinoplasty.

Call (949) 701-4454 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Song.