Recovery after rhinoplasty is a commonly asked question by my Houston patients. Recovery after rhinoplasty or nose job surgery is typically 8 days. I see the patient after rhinoplasty day 6 at which time the cast and tape come off and a few stitches are taken out. The nose is then retaped. Typically that tape stays on another 2 days (unless you have significant swelling), and then that tape is removed day 8 along with the remaining stitches and then nose is suctioned.
Bruising after rhinoplasty is minimal in most young patients. The older you are, the more fragile your capillaries are and therefore you may bruise more. By day 8, most patients’ bruising is completely resolved. Some may still have some yellow colored bruise which can easily be covered with concealer.
Dr. Funk performs rhinoplasty in Houston, TX.