Recovery Time

Rhinoplasty is rarely associated with any risks and side-effects. It is not uncommon to have a little bit of swelling and bruising around the site of surgery but this passes after a short time. Some cases may have swelling that lasts for a few months, but this is rare.

After going home from rhinoplasty surgery you will want to avoid demanding exercise and activities, you will also have to sleep upright for the first few days. Below is a chart of the average healing time after a nose job in London.

Day 1-4 Day 5-7 Day 8-10 2 weeks
After the surgery you may feel like you have a cold, and they’re might be red watery liquid coming from your nostrils. The swelling and bruising will begin to decrease, and you will feel a lot better. Stitches will be removed at this stage. Your eyes may still look dark but the bruising will be fading.You will be able to blow your nose now. The bruising will have largely gone, and swelling will have decreased.You will be able to return to work.
3 weeks 2 months 6 months 12 months
The majority of the swelling with have completely disappeared. Your nose will still feel numb, but the numbness will decrease over time. Swelling has mostly disappeared and the shape will be refined. You will be almost completely healed.