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How long does it take to recover from a rhinoplasty?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
The recovery from rhinoplasty surgery depends on the extent of dissection and nasal bony involvement. We learn in our training as board certified plastic surgeons Not to revise a nose for up to 1 year after the initial surgery. Directly after the surgery a nasal splint may be used, and nasal packing as well. Persistent swelling may occur up to 3 weeks. Bruising under the orbital areas are frequent after nasal bony work with infracturing to narrow the bridge. Edema and swelling may persist for the first couple of weeks as well. 

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