Nose surgery (or rhinoplasty) is a surgical procedure to reshape the nose. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems.

Suitable cadidates for a rhinoplasty:

  • A humped or hooked appearance in one’s nose
  • A nose that is too wide or too long
  • Difficulty breathing through both nostrils

After Surgery

It is important to realize that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals.

The day after a rhinoplasty your face will be very swollen, especially thru the mid-face.  Bruising will be around both eyes.  It is recommended you use a cold compress for the first several days after surgery to help minimize the swelling.  You will have an external splint that will be removed 5 days after your surgery and an internal splint that is removed 10 days after surgery.  Most of the bruising and swelling will have subsided 10 days after surgery. You may return to work at this time.  Due to the swelling, you may see changes in the appearance of your new nose as far as six months after your surgery.