Recovery Time & Final Results

Some temporary swelling, black-and-blue discoloration of your eyelids and numbness can occur for two to three weeks after nasal surgery. Rarely, this may last up to six months, and subtle swelling may take a year to resolve entirely. Ice packs or cold compresses can help reduce swelling and discoloration around your eyes.

Some people with sedentary jobs go back to work after 3-5 days. If your job, however, requires strenuous activity then it may take as long as 3 weeks to return to work. Most people return to work in about 1 week. Because of the slow healing process, you might not see the final results of your surgery for up to a year.