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I just had revision rhinoplasty and they had to graft some cartilage. How long is the recovery time?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: It varies

The recovery time will vary depending on how extensive your revision surgery was.
If it was done only for a minor problem in the tip or along the bridge, then it will heal quickly. More involved revision with grafting as you mentioned will take longer. Most swelling will be gone in 4-6 weeks but it will continue to improve for at least one full year. Be patient and discuss this with your surgeon.

In brief: It varies

The recovery time will vary depending on how extensive your revision surgery was.
If it was done only for a minor problem in the tip or along the bridge, then it will heal quickly. More involved revision with grafting as you mentioned will take longer. Most swelling will be gone in 4-6 weeks but it will continue to improve for at least one full year. Be patient and discuss this with your surgeon.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Brock Ridenour
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Months

While you may heal from the operation and look reasonably good in a short time (2 weeks), the results of rhinoplasty are measured in months if not years.
The nose will continue to subtlely change over the next year or more.

In brief: Months

While you may heal from the operation and look reasonably good in a short time (2 weeks), the results of rhinoplasty are measured in months if not years.
The nose will continue to subtlely change over the next year or more.
Dr. Brock Ridenour
Dr. Brock Ridenour
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Revision rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty takes at least one year to fully heal.
Depending on the amount of work done it may take even longer to get the final result.

In brief: Revision rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty takes at least one year to fully heal.
Depending on the amount of work done it may take even longer to get the final result.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 2-3 weeks

Most people take 2-3 weeks to recover. Swelling may persist for up to 6 months.

In brief: 2-3 weeks

Most people take 2-3 weeks to recover. Swelling may persist for up to 6 months.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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