What Are The Risks and Benefits of a Nose Job?

Rhinoplasty is surgery that is performed to reshape a person’s nose. This kind of surgery is done to correct a deformity such as a hook or bump or to improve a person’s appearance by implementing minor changes to the size or shape of a nose. Rhinoplasty is also done to correct a deviated septum, which makes breathing difficult and labored. Keep in mind that this is just friendly advice, not medical information. Talk to your doctor for medical advice.

Before a person undergoes cosmetic surgery, a surgeon will give you certain instructions that will help you prepare for the surgery. In most cases, the surgeon will say that no eating or drinking should be done after midnight on the evening before the surgery. Smoking should also be eliminated before this surgery is performed. In addition, your surgeon will also discuss with you on not taking certain medications in the days and weeks before rhinoplasty is performed.


There are also possible risks with this kind of surgery such as: infection, bleeding, breathing concerns, anesthesia complications and death. During the visit with you surgeon, he or she will also perform an evaluation on your nose. Photographs and expectations will also be discussed. Keep in mind; most nose jobs are done on an outpatient basis in a surgical room or in a hospital. The procedure itself may take up to an hour. The rhinoplasty procedure involves the following: anesthesia, the incision, the reshaping of the nose and closing the incision.

It is important to note that results from a nose job may take up to a year and you may not be able to breathe through your nose for at least one full day; that would be due to nasal packing or swelling. And, there may be some bleeding during the first few days after surgery. After about a week, the splint or cast will be removed. In most cases, a person’s nose will still be swollen; however, after two weeks, most of the swelling will be lessened. Most patients notice about a month after the surgery that almost all of the swelling has gone down.

To conclude, there are several benefits that come with a nose job, such as being able to breathe better and feeling more self-confident. However, before you make a decision on rhinoplasty, consult first with a qualified plastic surgeon. Make sure that he or she is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Find out more about rhinoplasty from your doctor or surgeon, today!