Reduction rhinoplasty| Smaller nose | New York
Reduction rhinoplasty is the medical term used to describe nasal surgery intended to reduce the over all size of the nose.
When I talk to patients about nasal aesthetics, specifically reduction rhinoplasty, I tell them that the nose should be addressed in two distinct subunits: the bridge and the tip regions.
Most patients interested in reduction rhinoplasty, want the "bump" on their nose to be taken down. This typically refers to the nasal dorsum or bridge of the nose.
Other patients wanting to reducing the size of the nose may have a tip position aesthetically too far from the face (sometimes referred to as a Pinocchio nose).
To address these changes and to maintain proper nasal proportion, reduction rhinoplasty frequently needs to address both regions of the nose. Meaning changes to the bridge will effect the tip appearance and vice versa.
To help understand these aesthetics, during your initial consultation, I will use a digital program of your nose to help show the intended changes.