Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Department of Plastic Surgery

(909) 558-4176

Procedure: Reshape nose by reducing or increasing size, removing hump, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing span of nostrils, or changing angle between nose and upper lip. May also relieve some breathing problems. (May be covered by insurance.)

Length: 1 to 2 hours or more.

Anesthesia: Local with sedation, or general.

In/outpatient: Usually outpatient.

Side effects: Temporary swelling, bruising around eyes, nose and headaches; some bleeding and stiffness.

Risks: Infection; small burst blood vessels resulting in tiny, permanent red spots; incomplete improvement, requiring additional surgery.

Recovery: Back to work: one to two weeks. More strenuous activities: two to three weeks. Avoid hitting nose or sunburn: eight weeks. Final appearance: one year or more.

Duration of results: Permanent.


Preoperative appearance   Anatomy


Preoperative plan   Access incisions


Intraoperative resection   After resection
Postoperative splints    

Actual patient photographs available at time of consult.