Nose Surgery

(Rhinoplasty)

Procedure:

Reshape nose by reducing or increasing size, removing hump, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing span of nostrils, or changing angle between nose and upper lip. May also relieve some breathing problems.

Side Effects:

Temporary swelling, bruising around eyes and nose, and headaches. Some bleeding and stuffiness.

Risks:

Infection. Small burst blood vessels resulting in tiny, permanent red spots. Incomplete improvement, requiring additional surgery.

Recovery:

Back to work or school: 1 to 2 weeks.
More strenuous activities: 2 to 3 weeks.
Avoid hitting nose or sunburn: 8 weeks.
Final appearance: 1 year or more.

Duration of Results:

Permanent.