Rhinoplasty FAQs

Do you find yourself searching for the answers to your questions about rhinoplasty or nose job surgeries? Find some of our FAQs and their answers below!

Can I get rhinoplasty if I have a cold?

You should not have a nose surgery if you have a cold or are feeling sick. Swelling of the nasal passages, an infection, or other common respiratory illnesses can cause complications with a rhinoplasty. It is better to postpone your rhinoplasty until you are feeling better.

Can I get rhinoplasty if I am pregnant?

No. You should not have a rhinoplasty or any other elective surgery while you are pregnant. To do so would put your unborn child at risk. If you are not sure or think you may be pregnant, please take a pregnancy test and postpone your surgery until you know you are not pregnant.

Will rhinoplasty fix my deviated septum?

A technique that we can perform at the same time as your rhinoplasty can straighten your deviated septum. This technique is called a septoplasty, which is commonly combined with a rhinoplasty to correct both the aesthetic and functional aspect of the nose at the same time. The combined procedure is known as a septorhinoplasty.

Will I be able to breathe better after rhinoplasty?

Yes, when combined with septoplasty. A rhinoplasty is generally the more aesthetic part of a nose surgery, while a septoplasty is the surgery that can help correct a deviated septum, which can cause breathing issues.

When can I wear glasses after rhinoplasty?

You should probably not wear glasses or sunglasses on your nose for a few weeks after your rhinoplasty, especially if you had fractures of the nasal bone. If you wear contacts, they can be worn instead of glasses for the first month after your rhinoplasty. If you wear glasses, but don’t wear contacts, you could wear a removable splint to spread out the weight of the glasses during that first month after your surgery.

Please click here to view before and after images of rhinoplasty procedures. For more information about rhinoplasty, contact Dr. Lalla today at (973) 324-9455.