60 Min Procedure
Rhinoplasty usually takes less than an hour. Whether to do it awake or asleep is a topic you should discuss with Dr. Studin. It can be done either way.
Fast, Painless Recovery
After surgery, the nose is numb from local anesthesia and there is very little discomfort at all. After the first night, most don't need any pain medicine. A small splint is worn on the outside of the nose, and in most cases, there is no packing inside! You are up and about the next day, but taking it easy while the splint is in place.
When the splint comes off, about a week after surgery, you see most of your new shape immediately. A small amount of swelling hides the last bit of the benefit and to completely disappear, it can take many months. You are ready for the public though, after the first week for most.