How Long Will Swelling Last After Rhinoplasty Surgery?


Rhinoplasty is carried out using one of two techniques: an open technique, where an incision is made between the two nostrils at the base of the nose, and a closed technique, where the incisions are made in the nostrils’ interior.

With open rhinoplasty, swelling can persist for a year in the worst-case scenario – especially right on the tip of the nose. In most situations, swelling should disappear in a month or two. Within about two weeks following the procedure, you’ll be able to get a good idea of what your nose looks like because most of the swelling is gone. One thing to note is rhinoplasty that involves breaking of the nasal bones will cause greater swelling and a longer recovery period.

If you would like to learn more about what to expect before and after rhinoplasty surgery, we encourage you to contact our team at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa in Sharpsburg, GA to discuss a nose job.

All about rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, also referred to as a “nose job,” is carried out to improve the appearance of the nose. It is a common cosmetic procedure used to make a nose smaller or to correct the shape of the nose to make it more aesthetically pleasing. In some cases, a nose job is also performed to fix a deformity or correct a breathing problem. Our team at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa in Sharpsburg, GA also carries out revision rhinoplasty on patients who have undergone a previous nose job and did not care for the results or needed additional corrections,

Adults and teenagers over 16 often opt to undergo cosmetic rhinoplasty. If you are displeased with the shape of your nose, or you have breathing problems, you might want to explore the benefits of rhinoplasty. As with any cosmetic surgery or procedure, you’ll need to have realistic expectations. Also, with teenagers, facial growth must have been reached before a nose job can be performed. Our team at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa in Sharpsburg, GA will examine your nose during your consultation to ensure that a nose job will work in your circumstances.

Rhinoplasty expectations

At your consultation, our team at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan.

All rhinoplasty procedures are carried out as outpatient surgery at our Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa in Sharpsburg, GA, while the patient is under sedation. Our team will use either the open or closed technique, depending on your goals. In some situations, your nasal features will undergo repositioning, and then the skin is placed over the framework of the nose. The sutures are placed either on the inside portion of the nose or along the nose’s natural crease to effectively hide the scarring.

Following the surgery, you will recuperate in our facility’s private recovery room before being released to go home. Following the surgical procedure, your nose and the area beneath your eyes will be swollen and bruised for a week or so. Use ice packs to reduce inflammation. You can also take anti-inflammatory medication, which will help ease pain and discomfort.

In most situations, it will take from 2 – 4 weeks for your facial features to return to normal. During the recovery process, you’ll return to the Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa for a follow-up visit with our team to ensure proper healing.

Schedule a rhinoplasty consultation today

If you are interested in undergoing a rhinoplasty, we encourage you to reach out to our team Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa in Sharpsburg, GA to schedule a consultation. Our skilled team will listen to your concerns and goals to develop a treatment plan.

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