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Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS

When considering a Rhinoplasty in Melbourne, Florida it’s best to know how long it will be until you see your desired results.

Swelling following your Rhinoplasty is normal.  After surgery you will most likely experience some noticeable swelling that will subside within two to six weeks.  You should know some minor swelling could remain for as long as six to nine months, and your nasal contour may continue to change.  Final results may not be seen until the six-month mark. It is likely that you will not see any significant changes after nine months.

After Rhinoplasty, some bleeding, swelling and bruising may occur. Dressings and splints are typically removed within one week. My patients are advised to take off one to two weeks of work after their Rhinoplasty procedure. 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.

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.

Half a million Americans interested in improving their nasal contour seek consultation with a facial plastic surgeon each year. Many people are interested in Rhinoplasty as they are unhappy with the nose they were born with. This procedure can help fix nasal appearance, nasal contour, nasal profile, as well as breathing and sinus function.

Call our office at 321.727.3223 to schedule an appointment. We would love to meet with you and discuss the best treatment options available to you.

Dr. Clevens

Ross A. Clevens, MD

Melbourne Florida Facial Plastic Surgeon

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