Rhinoplasty is usually performed under general anaesthesia. You may wear an external splint on the nose for 7-10 days depending on the extent of surgery performed. Packs may be kept inside your nose to support the surgical site. During this time, you can resume non-stressful activities like bathing, shampooing, and walking. After the splint is removed, the nose will be swollen for a few weeks. However, within 2 weeks following surgery, most patients can return to work and resume full activities.