It is very normal and expected to have swelling following rhinoplasty. This swelling happens both inside and on the outside of the nose. Two weeks following cosmetic nasal surgery, patients are, in general, ready for social appearances. Approximately 80% of swelling subsides less than 30 days after a Rhinoplasty surgery.
The remaining 20% of swelling will take about 9 months to a year to subside. Initial icing over the cheeks and sleeping with your head slightly elevated during the first few days of recovery will help to reduce swelling and expedite the healing process.