Reduction Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for patients who have prominent large noses with oversized bridges and depressed nasal tips, reduction rhinoplasty is the treatment of choice. It aims to create a well balanced nose by reducing the dorsal hump, narrowing the bridge, improving the nasal tip projection and definition.
Preparation before Surgery
- Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
- Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
- Stop smoking well in advance of surgery
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
Special instructions you receive will cover:
- What to do on the night before and the morning of surgery
- The use of anesthesia during your nose surgery
- Post-operative care and follow-up
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.
The nose will be covered with either plaster or a light metal or plastic splint to maintain the position of the nasal bones.
Possible Risks and Complication:
When Nose Reduction is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Nevertheless, there is always a possibility of complications, including infection, nosebleed, or a reaction to the anesthesia. You can reduce your risks by closely following your surgeon’s instructions both before and after surgery.After surgery, small burst blood vessels may appear as tiny red spots on the skin’s 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.