I don't like my nose bridge because it's wide. can I have it reduced and if so is there a lot of pain because I know the bones have to be broken.
Considering Rhinoplasty - Can Nose Bridge Be Narrowed?
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The bridge can be narrowed in several ways. Most of the time Osteotomies are needed (breaking of the bones). If your doctor does not pack your nose, even with the osteotomies, it should not be too painful afterwards although you will see some swelling and bruising from that.
Narrowing the Nose
You are correct that osteotomies are required to reposition a wide nose closer to the midline.
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Rhinoplasty can narrow nose bridge
The goal for the upper third of the nose during a rhinoplasty procedure is to usually narrow the nasal bones once the hump has been removed. Narrowing the nasal bridge does require osteotomies (breaking the nasal bones). If the osteotomies have been performed correctly there is usually minimal pain. Most patients only take a few pain pills the first week after surgery. A cast will need to be placed across the bridge after the osteotomies are performed. Usually both medial and lateral osteotomies must be performed to narrow a wide bridge.
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Narrowing bridge of the nose
The bridge of the nose can certainly be narrowed and the fracture of the bones required to complete this is usually only moderately uncomfortable for most patients. In a few patients, this area can be narrowed by "filing" of the bone, but this has to be based on each person's unique facial structure and make up. A board certified plastic surgeon can help you determine what would work best for your face.
It is common to have your nose narrowed with rhinoplasty surgery.
Narrowing your nose with rhinoplasty surgery is common. Osteotomies may need to be performed, and this does not add significant pain to your recovery. Rhinoplasty surgery has very little discomfort during the post-operative period even if your nasal bones need to be in-fractured.
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Narrowing Nasal Bridge
The nasal bridge is frequently narrowed with rhinoplasty. The nasal bones will be broken, but pain will be minimal. My patients typically take a mild narcotic the night of surgery and tylenol the next day.
A wide nasal bridge can be narrowed. An exam is vital to assess what would need to be done before this is accomplished.
Wide nose narrowing.
A rhinoplasty by an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon will narrow the nose and improve your facial balance. It should be almost painless.
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