What’s the recovery like after a typical nose job? How much swelling occurs, how much downtime is there, etc.
There is no typical nosejob. Each patient’s nose is unique and each one has a unique surgery and a unique experience. However, most patients take one week off from work and school so the downtime after a rhinoplasty is about a week in most cases. Swelling goes down in stages and it can last for many years after a rhinoplasty but to the naked eye, after about 2 to 4 weeks most of the major visible swelling is gone.