Recovery after revision rhinoplasty
After revision rhinoplasty, your recovery experience will be similar, although longer, to the recovery period you had after your first rhinoplasty. There may be more extensive bandaging or splints to hold your nose in the proper shape for a longer period of time than your initial rhinoplasty required.
Bruising and swelling resolve within a few weeks, but there will be long term, subtle changes in residual nasal swelling. These will continue as your nose settles completely over the next year or two.
While recovery times vary from person to person, most patients can return to sedentary, light work in 1-2 weeks. Do not begin exercising or do anything to exert yourself for at least three weeks.