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How Long is Recovery From a Rhinoplasty?

In a perfect world, we’d all be born with perfect noses. The reality, however, is this is not always true. If you’re bothered by the appearance of a nose, a rhinoplasty may be a good option. Also known as a nose job, rhinoplasty can improve your nose if it’s too large, too small, or too wide. It can also resolve a broken or bent nose. Once you undergo a rhinoplasty, you’ll enjoy greater self-esteem and a higher quality of life. If you lead a busy life and are curious about the recovery process, read on.

What Happens During a Rhinoplasty

There are two techniques Dr. Gonyon uses to perform rhinoplasties: open and closed. If he chooses a closed procedure, you can expect him to make an incision inside of your nose. In the event he believes an open rhinoplasty is the better option, he’ll make an incision in the columella, which is the strip of tissue that separates your nostrils. No matter which technique he uses, rest assured the incision will be concealed well. 

How Rhinoplasty Recovery Works

You’ll need to wear a nasal sprint after your rhinoplasty to give your nose proper support. While you may notice a stuffy nose, it’s unlikely that you’ll experience any issues with mouth breathing. Note that you will probably face swelling, bruising, and a “back eye” look that is normal and will subside on its own. A nasal spray will ensure cleanliness and moisture in your nose. In addition, Dr. Gonyon will prescribe pain medication to relieve any pain or discomfort you may experience. In about a week to 10 days, you’ll be able to resume work and your daily responsibilities. You’ll need to wait a bit longer before engaging in heavy lifting or extensive physical activity.

Consultations Available Now 

Take the first step.  Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with Dr. Gonyon at Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Good Candidates for Rhinoplasty

If you’re unsatisfied with the size or shape of your nose, consider nose job surgery. A rhinoplasty can also bring balance to your facial features. If you have a birth defect, breathing challenge, or a nasal deformity, rhinoplasty can be a good option as well. Dr. Gonyon discourages this treatment for patients who are under 15 as their noses are still developing.

Patient Reviews

*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Gonyon and his staff are amazing! From start to finish they are there every step of the way. He provides exceptional services and really makes you feel like an individual and your best self. I would, and have, recommend them over and over again!*

- R C

I had a great experience with Dr. Gonyon and his team. Dr. Gonyon always has time to answer all my questions and concerns. You can tell he really loves what he does. I am so happy with my results and would recommend Dr. Gonyon to everyone.*

- C J

Take the Next Step

If you have any questions about rhinoplasty or have further questions about the recovery process, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Johnstown, COtoday. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us at (970) 624-7979 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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