Q: Rhinoplasty Recovery Time and Downtime
What is the average rhinoplasty recovery time? When should I expect to be able to go out in public after a nose job, and when will the bandages come off?
A: Healing from Rhinoplasty surgery
My patients are advised to take off one to two weeks of work after their rhinoplasty procedure.I have an experienced team of medical aestheticians on staff available to instruct patients how to conceal any bruising and swelling that may remain when they are ready to return to their normal routine.
Even though patients may feel ready to resume normal physical activities and grow restless within a few days, to achieve the best results from a rhinoplasty, it is very important that patients give their body it’s very best chance to recuperate and take it easy. The healing process is a delicate time, and patients should cease their exercise regimen and avoid other strenuous activities for several weeks after the procedure.
Patients should limit sun exposure for eight weeks after rhinoplasty as the tissues are still very vulnerable in this time. Patients should also avoid alcohol consumption before the procedure and during recovery.
Some unnoticeable swelling can remain for as long as a year, and your nasal contour may continue to change and final results may not be seen until that year mark.
Please call our office at 321.727.3223 to schedule an appointment. We would live to meet with you an discuss the best treatment options available to you.
Melbourne Florida Facial Plastic Surgeon