Hi, I will be getting married within 2 months. And before that, I am planning to have a nose job done. Is the time enough to recover from swelling or pain? Please advise.

A: Rhinoplasty recovery

A rhinoplasty 2 months prior to your wedding is certainly not ideal. The final result of your surgery will be closer to one year than 2 months. However, you will not be in significant pain nor should you have significant swelling. The obvious nasal and facial swelling after rhinoplasty should, for the most part, be resolved in time for your photos and the wedding. Some patients can experience some difficulty breathing after a rhinoplasty for a few weeks, but the majority of patients will be breathing normally by two months.