One of my San Diego revision rhinoplasty patients was just in and asked what many patients ask regarding nasal exercises. Is it normal to have pain with the exercises? The answer is absolutely. In fact, if you are not pushing hard enough on your nose to elicit some degree of pain, you are likely not pushing hard enough! In order to effectively move the nasal bone after we perform an osteotomy (fracture or break the bone) you have to push to the point where pain is felt. Many rhinoplasty patients worry about over correcting the bone, but this is essentially unheard of when performing nasal exercises. Happy healing. Dr. Hilinski.