Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures. Whether the shape of your nose is the result of heredity or the effect of an injury, nose reshaping surgery can improve the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhance facial harmony, and increase self-confidence. This procedure may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in your nose.
You may be a good candidate if:
Individual results will vary, and the techniques we recommend will depend on the goals we establish together with you. In many cases, no incisions will be visible because they are made inside your nose.
Recovery time varies from person to person. You will need to restrict activities and sleep with your head elevated for two days after surgery to minimize swelling. Bruising around the eyes and cheeks is generally most apparent during the first three days, with most discoloration disappearing within one week. You will be required to wear a nasal splint during the first week and stitches may also be removed at that time. Noticeable swelling may last for a couple of weeks.