What is Rhinoplasty?

Informally known as a nose job, rhinoplasty is a very popular cosmetic surgical procedure. It involves reshaping the cartilage, bone, and tissue that comprise a person's nose. The main purpose of having a nose job is to achieve a balance between a person's nose and their other facial features.

Key Facts

  • Type of anesthesia: General anesthesia
  • Procedure duration: Up to 2 hours
  • Length of stay: Home the same day
  • Discomfort level: Mild, controlled with pain medications
  • What to expect: Swelling up to 6 weeks that could take up to 3 months to resolve completely
  • Duration time till final result: 3-6 months
  • Sustainability of results: Permanent

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Rhinoplasty?
Are there different kinds of Rhinoplasty surgeries available?
How old do I have to be to get a nose job?
What Is a Revision Rhinoplasty?
How do I prepare for surgery?
What to expect after Rhinoplasty surgery?
Is It possible to not bruise after Rhinoplasty?
What causes bruising after Rhinoplasty?
How long will the bruising last if present?
What causes changes in nose swelling after Rhinoplasty?
Why do my nostrils look like they are different sizes after surgery?
Does a bad smell mean I have an infection?
Can I work outside after nose surgery if I use sunscreen?
When will I start seeing the result of my Rhinoplasty surgery?