Nose reshaping surgery is one of the most common procedures, often done for aesthetic reasons. Technically referred to as rhinoplasty and commonly called ‘nose job’, this procedure is in high demand nowadays, both among women and men.
If you have plans to have a nose job in the near future, you probably want to know how long it takes for you to recover from the surgery. The downtime for a rhinoplasty procedure is very important because you want to know how much time you need to take off work for your surgery and recovery.
The recovery time for a nose surgery depends on different factors, such as the method of surgery (open and closed) and proper post-operative care. A closed rhinoplasty is less invasive than an open rhinoplasty, and thus takes a shorter time for recovery.
Most nose job patients usually are able to resume their normal activities and return to work in 7 to 10 days. However, the bruising and swelling that exist under the eyes and around the nose during the first 2 to 3 weeks might be a reason for some patients to take more days off work until these side effects improve to a point that they feel comfortable to go out in public.