Recovery time can vary, but patients typically need to avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for several weeks and should avoid blowing their nose for at least a week following the procedure. Pain and discomfort can be managed with medication, and patients may need to sleep with their head elevated for the first few days to reduce swelling.
It’s important to follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and avoid complications. Patients should attend all follow-up appointments with their surgeon to monitor their progress and address any concerns. The final results of rhinoplasty can take several months to become apparent as swelling subsides and the nose heals.