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I would like to reduce the size of my nose both in length and width.

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 24 October 2012


I would like to reduce the size of my nose both in length and width by about 10% whilst maintaining its (approximate) form, is this possible?


The process that I would normally use, is to evaluate during the consultation, using computer imaging and simulation, the target shape.

Based on this, the differences compared to the starting point can also be evaluated. Maintaining the shape of the nose close to the original is more likely in the context of a relatively thin nasal skin and a straighter contour of the bridge.

When the nasal shape involves a bump on the bridge of the nose, it is the result of our complex relationship between the bridge and the tip, and maintaining it at the end of the reduction process is unlikely.

Similarly, if the characteristics of the nasal tip skin are of significant thickness, it will have a much stronger tendency to develop scar tissue. This makes it more difficult to design the final shape, as the changes after surgery are harder to predict.

Ultimately, using the computer imaging it is possible to define more clearly how a nasal shape and size integrates with the facial contours and facilitates the decision process. Advice regarding feasibility is more accurate at that stage.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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