How long is the procedure to reduce a very large nose?

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.

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