I would like a nose job to remove or reshape a rather large, bulbous tip. Does this require general anesthesia? Will my nose be packed afterwards? How long does the bruising usually last?
Each plastic surgeon is different but I do not routinely pack the nose. Making your nose tip smaller usually requires local or general anesthesia. IV sedation or twilight anesthesia is not usually recommended for rhinoplasty due to the bleeding but if it is only your tip then it may be an option. Pain and bruising are minimal to none at all with simple tip work but I would have to examine your nose to make sure the bridge does not need refining to make it match the tip because sometimes if the tip gets cuter and smaller then the bridge may appear too wide or high and the whole nose needs to fit and look good.