First, let’s talk about the swelling. Every prospective patient dreads the thought that they will have to walk with swollen noses for weeks but, really, this shouldn’t be much of a concern. Keep in mind that the majority of nasal swelling will disappear much more quickly where the skin is thin. This means that the nasal tip will be the last to show signs of healing.
In most cases, it will take a week or so for the swelling to subside, so don’t worry about it. Because the skin is not moved around, the swelling will definitely be less severe than it is in open rhinoplasty.
Now, there is also going to be some post-rhinoplasty bruising afterwards. With closed rhinoplasty, where less work is done, it will be less prominent. It will go away after 6-7 days following the treatment. It is important to understand that the extent of the bruising and swelling will differ per patient and will depend on many factors such as the surgical technique used, a person’s overall health condition, age, and individual body response.
Other than that, you can expect to experience irregularities, lumps, nasal drainage, sinus blockage, and other temporary conditions during those first days after surgery.
Last but not least, the scarring with the closed rhinoplasty approach is internal and therefore not apparent.