Rhinoplasty is designed to improve the appearance of the nose by reshaping the underlying cartilage and bone. Cosmetic rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. Nasal surgery may also correct a birth defect or injury. If the nose is twisted or crooked, or if airway problems exist, reconstructive surgery may involve modification of the nasal septum.
GETTING BACK TO NORMAL GETTING BACK TO NORMAL
Most patients are up and about within one to two days, and able to return to school or sedentary work a week or so following surgery.
We will give you more specific guidelines for gradually resuming your normal activities. Healing is a slow and gradual process. Some subtle swelling may be present for months, especially in the tip. The final results of rhinoplasty may not be apparent for a year or more.
The term rhinoplasty is also known as “nose job” is the reshaping of the nose for aesthetic concerns. This can be a simple procedure if only minor changes are needed or it can be a difficult and complex operation. Many surgeons and resident find this operation to be difficult because they do not have significant experience in the procedure.