Are you interested in undergoing nose surgery – but not so interested in spending months recovering?

There’s a popular depiction of nose surgery (also referred to as rhinoplasty) as a procedure that requires a lot of post-op recovery time. In fact, turn on any TV show or movie that features it, and you’ll usually see the main character laid up in bed for weeks on end.

Is this depiction true? What is the recovery time for nose surgery?

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*Individual results may vary

Recovery Time for Nose Surgery

As it turns out, it usually only takes about a week to recover enough from nose surgery that you can return to work; you can usually resume normal activities after two weeks. Otherwise, you can expect to see the splint from your surgery removed within the first week, and any resulting swelling and bruising gone by the third or fourth week.

How to Have a Healthy Recovery

If you want to have a healthy recovery from your nose surgery, try using the following tips:

  • Get plenty of rest the first week after your surgery.
  • Plan ahead as much as possible by meal prepping and asking a friend or family member to look after you.
  • Go to all of your post-op medical appointments.
  • Follow all the instructions of your plastic surgeon.
  • Don’t rush your recovery!

Your plastic surgeon will give you a personalized recovery plan after your nose surgery to ensure you get the best results possible.

Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about what you can expect from your recovery from nose surgery? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 499-8603

*Individual results may vary