In your photographs, you have a wide bony base
that would need to be narrower. The
operation takes approximately 2 hours to perform. You will have to wear a splint for about 1 to
2 weeks. You may have ecchymosis from
the surgery that you can cover up with make-up.
The cost is about $8,000.
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
The photographs show a very wide nasal bones which are addressed through the rhinoplasty procedure. Any dorsal hump can be filed down, but the majority of improvement in the wide nasal bones are accomplished with a combination of medial and lateral osteotomies. Tip adjustments may also be necessary such as cartilage removal or to suturing techniques which is determined at the time of examination/consultation.
Yes, the bone of the nose can be reduced and refined using a closed rhinoplasty technique. You would most likely have a cast on your nose for a week. You may or may not have bruising which will fade away usually within a week or so. The final results of the rhinoplasty will be several months! The price will vary, but you must find a surgeon with a lot of rhinoplasty experience, as this is the most technically difficult surgery of all facial plastic surgery.
Good question: I agree with other posts that best advice is see an experienced board certified plastic surgeon who has an interest in noses and he can advise you.
A few thoughts: be careful what you do as "large noses" often need more structure not less. Your nose does appear to have side bones and possibly a low bridge. Addressing these areas will make a difference in how your nose "fits on your face". Good luck
Thanks for reaching but best to be seen IN PERSON by a boarded PSs in your city /state... In my over the internet opinion you could benefit from a full rhinoplasty..
While its always best for you to consult in person with a surgeon I think that your concerns largely stem from your nose. It is likely quite possible to refine the appearance of the nose and bring some harmony to your facial appearance. Recovery from rhinoplasty is 12 months and costs typically are between 6-8 k in the wisconsin area. Happy to meet with you in person
Agree with two previous Dr's. Find a experienced board certified plastic surgeon who does a lot of Rhinoplasty work. Next the general facts about the procedure are as follows:
1.Operative Time 1 1/2hrs
2.Office Procedure, Outpatient
3.Anesthesia: general or local with heavy sedation
4.Pain level: 2-5 (scale of 1-10)
5.Dressing off in 6 to 7 days
6.Socially presentable in 6 to 8 days
7.Swelling will subside over 7days to 2 months.
8.Cost: 5k to 7k
The nose and tip can be refined through a closed rhinoplasty approach without a visible scar to produce a natural result. There is minimal recovery time and the cost would be $5000 to $6000 on the low end.
Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds
of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the
plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a
sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
It is difficult to make specific recommendations with the animated pictures you submitted but your nose can be made smaller and more feminine. Go to my website for instructions on pictures to send for nasal evaluation. The cost of the surgery will be $7,000-9,000. Recovery will be 7-10 days. I encourage you to consider this procedure; you can achieve significant improvement with a natural result.