Though all rhinoplasty patients recover at their own pace after nose reshaping, there are some general trends. The initial pain subsides over the course of two to three day. Swelling and discoloration may worsen after a rhinoplasty over the course of the same several days. It is a good idea to have someone at home to assist the patient in the immediate postoperative period. Strong pain medication will be needed in the first two weeks after rhinoplasty. Thereafter, normal, non-strenuous activities and work or school may be resumed. Swelling and bruising may persist for up to two months after nose reshaping surgery. Heavy exertion, and any activity, or contact sport that may result in injury should be avoided for first two post-operative months, as should sun exposure.