Rhinoplasty, or cosmetic nose surgery, can greatly improve the appearance and proportion of your nose – enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence. Nose surgery may also improve a breathing problem or correct other abnormalities. Rhinoplasty can change your nose’s overall size, tip, bridge and nostrils, positively transforming the most defining characteristic of your face. Swelling and stuffiness of the nose is common following surgery, but patients usually resume light activities after just a few days. It may take several weeks before the nose is completely healed.