Swelling and bruising are common sequelae of rhinoplasty (they are not side effects as such), and the duration can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the surgery. Generally, the majority of swelling and bruising will subside within the first two weeks after surgery. However, it can take several weeks to several months for all of the swelling to completely disappear. The length of time it takes for the swelling to subside will depend on the individual’s healing process, and factors such as age, health, and the extent of the surgery can all affect the recovery time. It is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon to ensure proper healing and to minimise swelling and bruising.