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A nose reduction can alter the shape of a nose so that it’s proportionally balanced with the rest of your face. This makes it an ideal treatment for anyone unhappy with their nose for being too large, or for having extremely noticeable features they find unpleasant.

If you’re considering having a nose reduction, here are some basic facts about the procedure you should know about.

1. Nose reduction solves numerous problems

Nose reduction fixes numerous issues concerning the size and shape of the nose. It can, for example:

  • Reduce the overall size of a large nose
  • Reduce the size of a nose’s bulbous tip
  • Reduce the length of a long and pointy nasal tip
  • Reduce the size of large nostrils
  • Smoothen a large bump on the nasal bridge
  • Narrow an extremely wide nose

2. The procedure is simple and quick

The nose reduction procedure can be completed within 30 to 45 minutes.

Your surgeon will either opt for an open or closed rhinoplasty. Closed rhinoplasty leaves no visible scars as it involves the surgeon making incisions inside the nostrils. In open rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes the incision between the nostrils, creating a tiny scar that’s difficult to detect due to its location.

In both types, the surgeon uses the incision(s) to access, then manipulate, resize, and/or remove portions of nasal cartilage and bone to produce the results you desire. After surgery, the excess nasal skin will shrink to fit your new, smaller nose.

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3. Recovery is relatively comfortable

The recovery period after a nose reduction is similar to the recovery period following other types of rhinoplasty.

You may experience post-surgery side effects such as mild swelling and bruise around the nose and eyes for up to two weeks. You may also feel some pain. Your surgeon will provide instructions on how to ameliorate such issues. For example, they can prescribe medication to lessen the discomfort, and suggest the use of ice packs to reduce swelling and bruising. You’ll also be advised not to participate in any strenuous physical activities, such as exercising at the gym or playing sports, for a minimum of three weeks post-treatment.

4. It’s relatively affordable

Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the reputation of the surgeon, and other factors, having a nose reduction can cost you between $1,500 and $7,000.

If you’re interested in having a nose reduction, please contact Capital Facial Plastic Surgery at (240) 630-8175 to schedule a consultation with rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Adam Singleton.