Alteration of the nasal shape can make many patients feel better about their overall appearance and lead to greater self-confidence. Nasal surgery allows the surgeon to make either small changes in the nasal architecture or large changes, depending on the desires of the patient. During the consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss exactly what changes you desire.
Some patients require straightening of the nasal septum or reduction of the interior architecture to allow better flow of air during breathing. Others want a thinner, more angular nose that is more proportional to the rest of the face. It is normal to have some swelling, but most patients can return to a normal lifestyle within one to two weeks following surgery.