Published August 23, 2017

The Quick Guide to Rhinoplasty Recovery Times

The quick guide to rhinoplasty recovery times

The quick guide to Rhinoplasty recovery times

If you’re considering undergoing Rhinoplasty, you might be wondering how much time to set aside before you can get back to your daily routine.

Dr Tavakoli’s team has prepared this quick guide to give you an idea of what to expect.

Immediately after rhinoplasty surgery:

You may feel some pressure or pain in your face – this is normal. It’s important you follow your post-op instructions carefully to help with this.

Weeks 1 to 2:

Take it easy and stick to gentle daily activities. Light walking is good, and you can drive when swelling no longer interferes with your vision.

Weeks 3 to 6:

Keep up the light exercise, but no running or lifting just yet. You should be able to resume air travel by now.

Weeks 7 to 12:

After 6 weeks you can start most kinds of exercise – power walking, jogging, light weights, squats/lunges and even swimming (but don’t try diving just yet).

3 to 4 months:

The bones in your nose should be fully healed and all other exercises should be ok!

This is just a quick guide, so it’s always best to check with your doctor and follow their advice!


Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.