Recovery time after rhinoplasty varies depending on each person's healing ability and how extensive the surgery. Patients can expect the removal of sutures and the bandage or cast to occur five to seven days following the procedure. Some swelling is anticipated for seven to ten days after the procedure, resuming a normal routine and taking care not to over do it. In the next three to four weeks, there will be minimal swelling, but the new shape of the nose will become visible. Within nine to twelve months, the final result will be revealed.