Type of procedure - Surgery

Duration of the procedure:

from 2 to 4 hours depending on the preoperative findings

Type of anaesthesia:

Local anesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia

Type of Stay:

Outpatient or Inpatient treatment for 1 to 2 nights


From 1 to 2 weeks. The swelling can take many months to resolve although most people stop noticing it after a couple of months. People are typically back to performing most activities after a week and resuming all activities after two to four weeks.


Rhinoplasty can change the size, shape or proportions of your nose. It may be done to repair deformities from an injury, correct a birth defect or improve some breathing difficulties.


During an operation, the surgeon makes cuts within the nostrils. In more difficult cases, the surgeon may also make cuts across the base of the nose. The surgeon then reshapes the inner bone and cartilage to produce a more pleasing appearance.

After the operation:

Avoid strenuous activities such as aerobics and jogging.
Take baths instead of showers while you have bandages on your nose.
Don't blow your nose.
Eat high-fiber foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to avoid constipation. Constipation can cause you to strain, putting pressure on the surgery site.
Avoid extreme facial expressions, such as smiling or laughing.
Brush your teeth gently to limit movement of your upper lip.
Wear clothes that fasten in the front; don't pull clothing, such as shirts or sweaters, over your head.