After a rhinoplasty, there is short-term healing and long-term healing. In short-term healing, most patients can return to work, comfortable and presentable, in about 10 days.In long-term healing, patients will see their final nose after one year yet subtle changes may still continue. While most swelling should subside within 10 days, fluid remaining in the nasal tissue for an extended period results in what’s commonly referred to as the shrink-wrap effect. The skin and soft tissue envelope adhere to underlying cartilage and bone causing these subtle changes over time.
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