An overview of Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Procedure: The shape of the nose is changed by reducing or increasing size, removing hump, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing span of nostrils, or changing the angle between nose and upper lip. Occasionally performed to improve breathing problems.
Length: 1 to 2 hours or more.
Anesthesia: Local (with sedation) or general.
In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary swelling, bruising around eyes, nose and headaches, some bleeding and stiffness.
Risks: Infections, small burst blood vessels resulting in tiny, permanent red spots.
- 1 to 2 weeks: Back to work
- 2 to 3 weeks: More strenuous activities
Duration of Results: Permanent