I do not like my nose. It seems to be a bit too long and at the end, where there is the extra length, it droops. I would like to have my nose shortened and the shape of the end changed. Does this type of rhinoplasty require general anesthesia? How long would the procedure take? What type of bandaging would I be wearing afterwards?
These are common rhinoplasty requests. Without a direct exam it is difficult to say exactly how long it would take but most primary rhinoplasties take between 2 and 3 hours (Some surgeons are faster, others slower). Almost all primary rhinoplasties can be done under local anesthesia with IV sedation or general. It usually is patient choice. Almost all require splinting or taping for a week or so post op.