Question : I come from a family of oversized noses. While everyone else seems content with their nose, I am not. My nose is large all around, large tip, large nostrils, and wide from the bridge to the base. I would like a total resculpting of my nose. If actual nose tissue is removed to reduce the size of my nose, where is that incision? Would I be able to work the next day? I don’t care if there is a bandage on my nose.
Answer : I would have to see and examine your nose and show you my proposed rhinoplasty goals using computer imaging. The incisions are mostly on the inside but a small hidden incision on the columella may also be necessary. You may also require nostril narrowing incisions that are partially visible. Most rhinoplasty patients take a week off. Whether you can work the next day or not depends on your job. If it is desk or computer work then you may be able to work the next day but downtime after a nose job is typically 1 week.