Nearby: Atlanta, GA 30308

Access Your Account

New to Healthgrades?

Join for free!

Or, sign in directly with Healthgrades:

Doctors and their Administrators:
Sign Up or Log In


What to Expect During Recovery from Nose Surgery

Your new look takes a bit of time to show up. Learn what to expect and how you can foster the best possible outcome.

What is rhinoplasty?

Nose Job Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is the surgical repair or reshaping of the nose. Also known as nose reshaping, rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures in the world. Rhinoplasty can change the nose’s shape, length, width, profile, tip, nostrils, and its overall symmetry. A common name for cosmetic rhinoplasty is a “nose job.” Sometimes doctors recommend rhinoplasty for medical reasons, such as the repair of structural elements in the nose to improve breathing.

Rhinoplasty is a common but major surgery with significant risks and potential complications. You may have less invasive treatment options. Consider getting a second opinion about all of your treatment choices before having a rhinoplasty.

Medical Reviewers: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Sep 4, 2016

© 2016 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

View Sources

Medical References

  1. Chelly, JE, Ghisi, D, and Fanelli, A. Continuous peripheral nerve blocks in acute pain management. Br. J. Anaesth. 2010; 105 (suppl 1): i86-i96.
  2. Nose Surgery. American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  3. Surgery of the Nose. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

You Might Also Like

Finding the Right Doctor for Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty is major surgery, so it's important to find a qualified doctor for the job.

Are You a Good Candidate for Nose Surgery?

Talk with your doctor now about these important factors before deciding on surgery.

Share via Email


What You Should Know About Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)


Recovery After Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty): What to Expect

Up Next

Recovery After Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty): What to Expect