Recovery from rhinoplasty generally lasts about one to two weeks. After your procedure, you will need someone to drive you home from our Beverly Hills office. You will return in a couple of days to have the surgical packing removed from your nose. And in about one week, we will remove the splint and bandaging around your nose.
During the first several days, your face will likely feel puffy. You will also experience some bruising and swelling around your eyes and nose. However, within ten to fourteen days, most of those effects will subside.
You will want to keep your head elevated for a few days, even during sleep, and you should not return to strenuous activities or exercise until cleared by Dr. Mashhadian for those activities.
Remember that each patient heals at their own rate. Listen to your body and follow our post-operative instructions for the most comfortable recovery and the best the results.