If the nasal bones are fractured during a nose job, does the recovery and healing take longer?

If the nasal bones need to be re-positioned during rhinoplasty, you may experience more swelling and bruising after surgery. However, the overall healing process of the nose does not change dramatically. We inform rhinoplasty patients that a significant amount of swelling resolves in the first month after surgery; however, it does take 6-12 months for final refinement of the nasal tip.