Question: I would love a tiny, delicate nose to replace what I have now. How long is the procedure to reduce a very large nose? Is it performed under general anesthesia?
Answer: It is unrealistic to expect a tiny, delicate nose if one begins with a very large nose. However, many realistic improvements can be made in a large nose, including reducing its size. Depending on what changes are desired, the length of the procedure will vary. This will also vary from surgeon to surgeon. A very large nose does not necessarily mean the procedure will take longer. Most rhinoplasties, including nasal reduction, are performed under general anesthesia.