Dr. Vitolo performs his rhinoplasties under general anesthesia in his state-of-the-art, AAAASF Certified ambulatory surgical facility which is designed to insure that your procedure will be performed in a safe comfortable setting. After the surgery, which usually takes an hour and a half, you will have some mild discomfort and will be given medications to minimize it. You will have a small plaster cast taped to your nose to maintain the position of the tissues and to protect it from injury. You will go home after a full recovery, with the whole experience taking usually about 4 or 5 hours. The cast will stay on for about five days and will be removed by Dr. Vitolo at your first post-operative visit. During your recovery, you can go about your normal (non-exercise) activities as you will feel fine. In fact, some people will go to work after the second day, but that is a personal choice.