Breathing & contour. Septorhinoplasty surgery is designed to improve the breathing through your nose, and its contour. Surprisingly, there is very little pain afterwards, but there will be swelling - both inside and out - that takes some time to resolve. An external nasal splint is often used to minimize external swelling and maintain the desired contour in the early healing phase. Internal splints may also be needed.
Common procedure. A septorhinoplasty procedure is typically performed to improve breathing and/ or change the shape of the nose. This can be performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. The downtime can range up to seven days. There is mild to moderate pain. You typically experience some congestion. The most common risk is a self-limited nosebleed. This is the most complicated facial surgical procedure.