Do You Feel Your Nose is Too Big? A Nose Reduction Procedure Would Help

Sep 19th, 2017No Comments

When people look in the mirror each morning to shave, put on makeup, or simply brush their teeth, some stare at a reflection they feel could be improved. If you think your nose is too big, and if it makes you feel self-conscious, a nose reduction procedure could be the solution. Here, you will learn more about a nose reduction, whether you could be a candidate, and what you can expect.

What Is a Nose Reduction?

A nose reduction is a type of rhinoplasty (nose job) designed to minimize the appearance of the nose. In some cases, a nose reduction can reduce the size of the bulbous portion of the nose, including the nostrils. In others, it may reduce the shape and size of the bridge of the nose. It is also very common among patients who have a “hooked” nose and who want a better profile. These surgeries are performed under general anesthesia, and they may take anywhere from an hour to several hours depending on the patient’s wants and needs.

Who is a Good Candidate for Nose Reduction Surgery?

First and foremost, nose reduction surgeries are for individuals who feel self-conscious about the size and shape of their noses, and who feel they would be happier with themselves if their noses were smaller. The best way to find out whether this surgery is the right choice for you is to schedule a consultation with a well-known, reputable plastic surgeon. The surgeon will ask questions about your wants and needs, and he or she will also take an extensive medical history. While almost anyone can be a candidate, be sure to mention any preexisting medical conditions.

How Much Does It Cost?

Nose reduction surgeries can vary in cost depending on many factors. A very simple surgical procedure may cost as little as $3000, but a very complex one may cost up to $15,000. On average, consumers spend about $7000 per rhinoplasty, so keep that in mind as you research the surgeons in your area. If your surgery is a revision, you should budget about $10,000 to start. If cost is a concern, remember that many surgical teams offer on-site financing through a variety of lenders and medical credit cards to ease the financial burden.

How Long Will It Take to Recover?

Upon waking from anesthesia, you can expect some soreness, swelling, and bruising, especially around the eyes. This may take two to three weeks to resolve, but your surgeon will help you manage your pain carefully. In most cases, patients can return to work in about a week, but they are usually advised to avoid any rigorous exercise or activity for two to six weeks, depending on their healing. Some patients experience numbness or stiffness in the tips of their nose for several months after the procedure, and you will see the final results of your nose reduction about 12 weeks after.

If you are concerned with the size of your nose and you feel you could benefit from a smaller nose or a more visually appealing profile, a nose reduction may be just the thing to help boost your self-esteem. Schedule a consultation today and find out whether nose reduction is right for you.

Written by Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

The office of Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, Advanced Facial Aesthetics located in Boston, MA offers a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments including Botox, FFS, Rhinoplasty and many others. Call 617-566-3223 or email us at Google+

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