If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty can help transform your facial profile. Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose by reducing or increasing its size, removing its hump, changing the shape of the tip or bridge, narrowing the span of the nostrils, or changing the angle between the nose and upper lip. It may also relieve some breathing problems (may be covered by insurance).
The procedure typically lasts 1 to 2 hours and is usually done on an outpatient basis. Side effects include temporary swelling, bruising around the eyes and nose, and headaches. Some bleeding and stiffness can occur. Risks are rare, and will be discussed with Dr. Fetter during your consultation.
Patients can return to work after 1 to 2 weeks. Patients with more physically strenuous jobs may return to work in 2 to 3 weeks. You will want to avoid bumps to your nose and sun exposure for 8 weeks. Final appearance could take one year or longer. Results are permanent.