Is the recovery following rhinoplasty any different for a patient of ethnicity?

The recovery following rhinoplasty for a patient of ethnicity is usually the same.  One potential difference is the amount of swelling after surgery and how long the swelling takes to resolve.  The issue of swelling may be impacted by skin thickness.  Those patients of ethnicity may have thicker nasal skin which will result in longer period of swelling and time for that swelling to resolve.  In general, most swelling resolves within the first month of rhinoplasty.  However, it takes approximately 6-12 months for refinement of the nasal tip as the swelling in this region continues to dissipate. For more information on the post-operative rhinoplasty care from Dr. Batniji of Newport Beach, click here.