Rhinoplasty Reduction (nose reduction) is a cosmetic surgery for patients who have prominent large noses with oversized bridges and depressed nasal tips. It aims to create a well-balanced nose by reducing the dorsal hump, narrowing the bridge, improving the nasal tip projection and definition.
The incisions are placed on the rim of the alar of nose. Soft tissues of the nose are then separated from the underlying structures, the bone and cartilage are then reshaped and the skin re-draped over the surface. Patients who have a deviated septum may benefit by correction of this problem at the time of Surgery.
Preparation prior to surgery:
Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all medications
taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory tests will be
performed during consultation.
Avoid smoking for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with circulation
and will greatly affect healing process.
Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your recovery period.
Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic
steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to
surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as
they can increase bleeding.
The procedure usually takes about 4-5 hours.
It depends on your preferences as well as your surgeon’s. Reduction Rhinoplasty can be performed on an outpatient basis, in the hospital, or in an ambulatory surgical suite.
Care After Surgery:
The nose will be covered with either plaster or a light metal or plastic splint to maintain the position of the nasal bones. You will feel some pain and discomfort at the nose area during the first days after surgery but can be alleviated by medications prescribed.
You can go back to work or return to school within 1 week following surgery and will take about 1-2
weeks until it will be completely healed.
Risks and complications:
After surgery, small burst blood vessels may appear as tiny red spots on the skins surface; these are usually minor but may be permanent. As for scarring, when Nose Reduction is performed from inside the nose, there is no visible scarring at all; when an "open" technique is used, or when the procedure calls for the narrowing of flared nostrils, the small scars on the base of the nose are usually not visible