Rhinoplasty can make a nose larger or smaller and can adjust the shape of the bridge, tip, or nostrils.* The procedure can also correct crookedness, injuries, and breathing abnormalities that arise due to problems with the internal structures of the nose.* The results of rhinoplasty can increase confidence and improve the balance and proportions of the face.*

Treatment

During the rhinoplasty procedure, which is performed under anesthesia, incisions are made along the rims of the nostrils.* By placing the incisions inconspicuously, there should be virtually no visible scarring. If the nose is being made smaller, the cartilage is carefully fractured and reset.* Depending on the individual, the procedure takes 1-2 hours to complete.*

Recovery

Some swelling and bruising will most likely occur but should subside around the third day and should be largely gone within two weeks.* A full recovery generally takes up to a month.*

*Results may vary; no guarantees.