Most of the swelling inside and outside the nose after nasal surgery will be gone one week after the surgery. Most patients are able to breathe through their nose two to three days after the surgery. All splints and tapes are removed seven days after the operation. After your nose surgery, we will follow your results for one year.
You will have to observe some restrictions following nasal surgery. Typically you will be required to refrain from strenuous activities for two weeks and heavy lifting for three weeks. You should avoid all contact sports or activities that may produce trauma to the nose for six weeks. Although you will be able to visibly appreciate the results of the procedure after a couple of weeks, it takes a full year before the final results can be fully appreciated.