I have a broad and slightly upturned nose and am thinking about rhinoplasty for the possible reduction in the broadness. (Photo)

My question is what are the likely results? How long is the healing process and what's the likely cost?

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I have a broad and slightly upturned nose and am thinking about rhinoplasty for the possible reduction in the broadness

Thank you for your question and photos.

How the Rhinoplasty operation is performed?

There are different kinds of rhinoplasty operations however we can divide them as the one that requires bone excision and the one that does not need bone excision. The main fact that we classify the rhinoplasty operations like that is that the results and postoperative period is associated closely with this fact. In the operations like “nasal tip correction”, “simple rhinoplasty” there is no need for a bone excision however these minor operations cannot be beneficial for everyone. The operation type is need to be determined by the surgeon according to needs of the patient. In these minor operations the rhinoplasty is performed with closed method. The bone and the cartilage tissues are not involved in the surgery directly. Small nasal bumps can be removed in these operations.

In the operation that needs the bone and cartilage tissues to be involved; open approach is used. In the procedures with open approach, the size, shape and functionality of the nose can be improved. The big nasal bumps can be removed and septal deviations can be corrected providing a better nasal airway.

Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty for reducing a wide nose

 The rhinoplasty procedure can address narrowing a wide nose. The amount of narrowing that is accomplished  will depend upon the techniques performed, the surgeon who is performing the procedure, and  the thickness of the skin. Anticipate visible swelling and bruising for 2 weeks and a cast applied across the nose for one week. For many examples, and our current price list, please see the link and the video below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Thinking about rhinoplasty for the possible reduction in the broadness

The information that you require is best gotten at a session called "informed consent", during consultation with the surgeon you eventually chose.

Dennis Barek, MD
Great Neck Plastic Surgeon
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Broad dorsum


If your dorsum is your main concern, this can be addressed by means of closed rhinoplasty!
Normally dorsum and tip must harmonies with each other which can be established by a close face to face 

Best wishes

Mr J Taher

Jawed Tahery, FRCS
Manchester Facial Plastic Surgeon
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