Question : I am 18-years-old and a high school senior. I want to have a rhinoplastyduring my spring break in March, but I have a big dance to go to in April. Will my scars heal by that time? And would I have to wear the dressing for my nose longer than the two week duration of my break?
Answer : In general, the dressing on your nose will come off after one week and may come off sooner. The bruising should be gone within two weeks. After one month, however, you may still have some residual swelling. I like to tell my patients who are planning to have rhinoplasty prior to getting married or a major event that the patient should plan the surgery one year in advance.