The recovery process after rhinoplasty is a lot easier than most people think. There is relatively little discomfort after a rhinoplasty. Most patients feel very good after 2-3 days. Bruising and swelling is common, but usually lasts less than a week. The bandages and nasal splint are removed 6-7 days after surgery. Patients can return to work or school after a week. Normal activites can be resumed after a week, including physical exercise and going to the gym. Activities may have to be modified during the recovery process.
During your consultation, Dr. Diaz will go into much more detail about your recovery process so that you can understand exactly what to expect each day.