How long is the recovery time after non-surgical rhinoplasty?

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

Treatment guide

Discover the vital information you MUST know about non-surgical rhinoplasty with our detailed guide written by expert cosmetic doctors.


    There’s very little recovery time after non-surgical rhinoplasty. Here’s what you can expect:

    Immediately after the procedure

    • Very mild redness and swelling are common and usually subside within 24-48 hours.
    • Bruising may occasionally occur and is usually mild, settling in 2-3 days.
    • You may experience slight tenderness or discomfort at the injection site.
    • Gently apply ice packs wrapped in a cloth to the affected area to reduce swelling and discomfort.
    • Avoid touching your nose unnecessarily and refrain from wearing glasses that rest on the injection sites for a 7 days.
    • Avoid alcohol and strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

    Within the first 2-3 days

    • Most noticeable swelling and bruising should subside.
    • Continue applying ice packs if your swelling is slow to settle.

    By the end of the first week

    • Most visible signs of the procedure should be gone.
    • Avoid sleeping on your face for at least 2-4 weeks to prevent filler migration.

    Additional factors influencing recovery time

    • Treatment factors: Some injectors are unnecessarily rough, increasing bruising, swelling and recovery time.
    • Individual healing rate: Everyone heals at their own pace. Some people may experience longer recovery times than others.

    Important points to remember

    • While the recovery time is typically short, you should diligently follow the aftercare instructions to optimise your healing and result.
    • Some very minor swelling and tenderness might persist for a few weeks, but should not be noticeable to others.
    • If you experience moderate to severe pain, skin changes, persistent swelling, or any worrying symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

    Overall, non-surgical rhinoplasty offers a very quick recovery compared to surgical options. There is typically no downtime, but responsible aftercare and realistic expectations are key for a smooth and successful experience.

    Non-surgical rhinoplasty

    Read more