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What is the average recovery time for a rhinoplasty?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
The average recovery time for rhinoplasty surgery is between 6-8 weeks. The final swelling may persist for 6 months or longer, however. Patients should take at least a week off from work and may require a splint for an equal period of time. Bruising and swelling under the eyes may persist for 7-10 days.

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