The Truth About Long-Term Results of Rhinoplasty

As a plastic surgeon with years of experience, I have seen many patients come to me with questions about the long-term effects of rhinoplasty. This is a common concern for those considering this cosmetic procedure, and it's important to have a clear understanding of what to expect. First and foremost, it's important to note that the results of rhinoplasty can last much longer than the initial nine months. In fact, in some cases, a non-surgical rhinoplasty can last up to two years. However, if you are looking for permanent results, you may need to undergo a surgical procedure later on. One thing to keep in mind is that after nose surgery, your nose will initially swell up.

This is a normal part of the healing process and over time, the swelling will go down and scar tissue will form. These changes are just the beginning of the aging process for your nose. While most people are prepared for the initial inflammation and recovery period, they may not be aware of what can happen with their nose after 5 or 10 years. For example, wearing glasses can be a challenge during this time. If you must wear glasses, it's important to suspend them from your forehead with adhesive tape or support them on your cheekbones for about six weeks.

This is necessary because the pressure from glasses can alter the new contour of your nose.


is a common outpatient cosmetic procedure, but full recovery can take up to a year. As an associate professor of plastic surgery, I have seen firsthand how important it is for patients to follow their doctor's instructions during this time. Those who do are more likely to have a smooth recovery compared to those who continue their normal activities. It's important to note that it can take up to a year for the final results of a rhinoplasty procedure to be established. During this time, post-operative care is crucial.

With newer and more advanced techniques, we are able to achieve better long-term results compared to the older methods of rhinoplasty.One of the most common concerns for patients is when they can resume certain activities, such as wearing glasses or blowing their nose. With the newer techniques, patients can safely do these activities without worrying about damaging their results. Immediately after surgery, you will likely spend some time in the recovery room as the effects of anesthesia wear off. It's important to note that patients who underwent rhinoplasties when they were younger may not have had a surgeon who used these advanced techniques. This can lead to significant changes in the nose as they age. Even with an excellent surgical technique, some patients may need revision surgery over time.

This is why it's important to choose a skilled and experienced surgeon who uses the latest techniques for your rhinoplasty procedure.

Vance Bellantoni
Vance Bellantoni

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