Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery to reshape the nose to align with the proportions of the face to achieve the perfect balance always dreamt of. The surgery involves reshaping the bone and cartilage as best suited for the requirement. It can also be advised for medical reasons to improve nasal airway passage. It is popularly referred to as a nose job and is one of the most common and sought-after surgery.

Post Op Recovery

The splint might be inside or outside the nose and can be removed in a day or a week depending on the extent of the operated area and healing. It is recommended to sleep in the position of the elevated head as it drains out any fluids and smoothens the recovery.
The swelling will subside on its own and usage of ice packs is not advised to reduce swelling. The following are some of the precautions advised for a few weeks –

  • Avoid blowing nose
  • Strenuous exercises
  • Swimming
  • Extreme facial expressions like laughing etc
  • Gentle brushing of teeth especially upper jaw
  • Wearing clothes that button up and do not require pulling up the head
  • Chewing vigorously
  • Increase intake of fibres to have smooth bowel movements


  • Can Teenagers undergo Rhinoplasty? Rhinoplasty is recommended only when the nose has reached its adult size. (Unless it is a medical requirement). Generally, for girls, it is above 15, and for boys above 16 but it can vary from case to case. The surgeon can examine and guide the best
  • Is the procedure covered by Insurance? The procedure also corrects nasal passage and improves breathing along with aesthetic changes. So please check with your insurer.
  • Can the splint a part of Post Operative cause breathing issues? The splint is for the protection and healing of the nose. It can cause discomfort for some but breathing difficulty is not a side effect of this surgery.