Day-care surgery is gaining in popularity throughout the surgical specialities due to economical constraints and patient convenience. However this is not without risk and a careful procedure by procedure evaluation should be performed to prove the suitability of this type of surgery for day surgery. The authors studied 424 patients admitted for septoplasty and / or septorhinoplasty and reviewed various pre- and postoperative variables to evaluate the risk / benefit ratio for daycare aesthetic nasal surgery. Between 17 and 40% of patients were eligible for day surgery especially those living <1 hour from the point of care. Given proper selection criteria, it is possible to offer patients undergoing aesthetic nasal surgery the option of a day care hospitalisation with all its benefits and without any additional risks.