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Woman resuming normal activities following rhinoplasty surgery


Look and feel your best with rhinoplasty surgery.


One of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures, a rhinoplasty can reshape the appearance of your nose or help you breathe better.  

What is a rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty, also called a “nose job,” is a common cosmetic surgery procedure used to reshape the nose. You can decide to have rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons that range from traumatic injury to correcting breathing issues, or simply to change your appearance.

A rhinoplasty can be used to treat a variety of issues with the nose. These include:

  • Repairing a deviated septum
  • Straightening a crooked nose
  • Widening nasal passages to improve breathing
  • Repairing the nose after illness or injury
  • Making the nose smaller or larger
  • Correcting a bump
  • Repairing birth defects

What to expect after your rhinoplasty

You’ll need to rest and avoid any strenuous activities for a few weeks until your doctor tells you it’s OK to start them again. You may need to take a few days off work — you can discuss this with your doctor. After the surgery, avoid blowing or touching your nose and do not use soap on the incision until your stitches come out. 

It's common to experience some or all of the following symptoms after a rhinoplasty:

  • Swelling around the nose or face
  • Bruising around the nose or eyes
  • Slight bleeding from the nose
  • Headache
  • Pain in or around the nose and face
  • Nasal congestion

Symptoms should go away as your nose begins to heal.


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