Questions & Answers The Surgical Experience About Anaesthesia 

I am a 26 year old Black British woman very interested in rhinoplasty, in particular tip reduction and nostril reduction.

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

Asked on 18 November 2014

Question

I am a 26 year old Black British woman very interested in rhinoplasty, in particular tip reduction and nostril reduction.

I think my side profile looks fine but from the front my nose looks triangular. I want to keep my nose in keeping with my ethnicity.

Answer

Alar base reduction is possible even under a local anaesthetic, but with regards to the nasal tip contouring more significant surgery would be required, typically to also produce an increased support to the nasal tip as well as a change in the shape of the cartridges in the area. Frequently, for increased support to the nasal tip I tend to use the rib cartilage.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street
London
W1G 6BA

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