A surgical nose procedure requires proper recovery time before going back to work after rhinoplasty. Patients can safely be “up and about” the next day and resume reasonable activity including mild exercise. For some patients, whose work does not involve direct contact with colleagues or customers, or who can work “from home”, back-to-work can be within one to two days. For those who are in the public eye, ten days is reasonable. For a minority in whom bruising or swelling has been a bit more than average, two weeks is the long end.
A typical nose job recovery allows one to be functioning at a pre-operative level. It’s just a matter of how you look to the public’s eyes and that is why ten days is a good number of days to consider yourself “off work”. Unlike other more invasive procedures, such as operation on the heart, or abdomen or limbs, there is hardly any true disability post-operatively.