Nose filler swelling stages: what you can expect

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.


    Following non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose filler), it’s normal to experience swelling. Here’s a breakdown of the stages of nose filler swelling you can expect:

    Immediately after your non-surgical rhinoplasty:

    • Slight redness and tenderness around the injection sites.
    • Minimal swelling, localised to the treated areas. This is usually barely noticeable, but may appear slightly uneven.

    Day 1:

    • Swelling reaches its peak within 24 hours. Your nose may look fuller and puffy.
    • This is temporary and doesn’t reflect the final result.
    • You may notice mild discomfort in your nose.

    Days 2-3:

    • Swelling subsides, becoming less noticeable each day.
    • Your nose will still look somewhat puffy, but the shape will become more defined.

    Days 4-5:

    • Swelling should be mostly resolved.
    • Any slight persistent swelling will reduce over the next week, revealing your final result.

    Tips to reduce swelling after non-surgical rhinoplasty

    • Everyone heals differently, so your own experience may vary.
    • If you experience significant swelling, pain, redness, or bruising, immediately contact your clinic.
    • Avoid activities that worsen swelling for 24 hours. This includes alcohol, strenuous activities, excessive heat, and sun exposure.
    • Minimise swelling by gently applying wrapped cold pack to your nose. Use it intermittently for a few hours after your treatment.

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