Rhinoplasty (Nose)


What is a rhinoplasty?

It is a procedure used to help correct irregularities of the nose.  It can also be used to help reshape the nose to make it more proportional to your overall facial features.

Who is a candidate for a rhinoplasty?

Anybody who has a concern about the appearance of their nose.

Does insurance cover rhinoplasty?

If you have documented breathing problems that can be directly attributed to problems with your septum or turbinates, then the part of the procedure to correct the breathing should be.  If at the same time you want to reduce the hump of your nose, that part of the procedure will not be covered.

Will I need to be in the hospital?

No, with few exceptions rhinoplasty can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Will I have packing of a large bandage?

If you had surgery on your septum or turbinates you will have packing that will be removed in 24-48 hours.  If you have internal splints they are removed in 10-14 days.  The external splint is removed in 5-7 days.

When can I go back to work and exercise?

Most patients return to work within 7-10 days.  You may resume exercise in 4 weeks.

How long will I be swollen for?

You will see immediate results but your nose will remain swollen for several months.  We believe it takes up to one year to get the final result of a rhinoplasty.

What are some of the potential complications?

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Deformity
  • Structural Collapse
  • Loss of Taste/Smell
  • Revision Rate of 10-15%


Surgical Procedures | Surgical Procedures of the Face