Question : I have read that it takes a year to see the full results of a rhinoplasty. Why is this, and what can I expect to see in the weeks following the procedure?
Answer : It takes one full year for the nose to heal and the scar to remodel. At the end of one year, you have a very good idea of what the nose will look like. The length of time is really related to the physiology of the tissues and how long it takes for this to heal, but most patients have a good idea of what the nose will appear like after a month.