Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a common surgical procedure done to improve the cosmetic appearance of the nose. Occupying the center of the face, the size and shape of the nose has a profound effect on the overall aesthetic appearance of the face. Performed using general or local anesthesia, rhinoplasty is usually done as an outpatient procedure and involves incisions that are made mainly on the inside of the nose. Once Dr. Ezzat has reshaped the bone and cartilage of the nose, a splint is placed outside the nose to protect and support it throughout the healing process. Most patients require a week to recover and any sutures and splints are removed after one week. We typically ask patients to refrain from any rigorous activity for three weeks after surgery.