Rhinoplasty surgery is both an aesthetic and functional procedure. The various components are the reduction of the nasal dorsum, the septoplasty (straightening the septum of the nose), tip refinement and osteotomy (breaking the bones of the nose to reduce them).
Recovery is approximately 1 week for everyday activities and 1 month for exercise. The final result can be seen from the first week but the healing is not complete for 1 year.
The nose must be at the end of growth, so in late adolescence (17-18 years).
The pain lasts about 2-7 days and is well controlled with pain medication. Most people describe the pain as congestion and headache.
Like any surgery, the risks include the risks of anesthesia, bleeding and infection. The more specific risks for this surgery will be discussed during your consultation.