Nose reshaping
Infobox
Age
18 years
Type of anaesthesia
General anaesthetic
Clinic residence
1 day
Operation duration
1-2 hours
Fit for Work
after 7-10 days
Showering
after 48 hours
Sport
after 6 weeks

Nose surgery, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures. Nose reshaping can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems. Nose reshaping can be performed to meet aesthetic goals or for reconstructive purposes (to correct birth defects or breathing problems). The scars are usually all internal and therefore not visible. If the nostrils are to be reduced, there will be minimal scarring which is well hidden in the nostril crease.
The bone structure of the nose can be related to that of a frame tent. If you wish to reduce the height of the “ridge”, then the sides must be also reduced and brought together to create a new ridge. This will not affect the skin surface which will shrink back on the new frame very well.