How can I safely reduce the size of my nose?

Do you think your nose is too big, and would like it to look smaller and slimmer?  Its possible to resize your nose so that it’s a better fit for your other facial features.  Let’s take a look at how you can achieve the nose you want.

How can I safely reduce the size of my nose?

If you think your nose is too big and would like to get it tweaked, rhinoplasty or nose surgery can make it smaller.  Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is done to adjust the size or shape of the nose, or to repair functional problems.  It is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed each year.

Reducing the size of the nose with rhinoplasty

Reduction rhinoplasty may involve reducing the overall size of the nose, or reducing specific areas such as the tip or the bridge.

Rhinoplasty can be performed using a closed or open technique.  Both techniques involve incisions being made inside the nostrils, but with open rhinoplasty an additional incision is made in the area between the nostrils.

Depending on the problem being addressed, the surgeon will remove some cartilage and/or bone, in order to make the nose smaller.  It is also possible to make the nose narrower by repositioning the nasal bones.

What to expect after reduction rhinoplasty

Recovery after rhinoplasty takes approximately one week.  Most of the swelling should go down within 2-3 weeks, but there is usually residual swelling that can take several months to subside.

Are you ready to reduce the size of your nose?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Raleigh & Durham, NC areas, Stein Plastic Surgery is our featured practice. You can reach them at, or by calling (919) 666-3764. 

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