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Can bridge of the nose be reduced non-surgically?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney


Practicing since :2007

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 in Pigmentation Problems
Question: Hello would it be possible to reduce sides of bridge of nose slightly without breaking bones and being under general anesthesia?
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Not possible

Detailed Answer:


You can reduce the sides of the bridge of the nose only surgically and under general anesthesia.
It won’t be possible otherwise.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
I’ve read from a couple of sources that if only 1-2mm needs to be shaved then it can be done with local anesthesia. Could you elaborate on why you do not believe this to be true?

Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

If only 1-2 mm removed can be done under local anaesthesia

Detailed Answer:


If only 1-2 mm of the bone is to be shaved it can be tried under local anaesthesia by a well qualified plastic surgeon specializing in face aesthetics.

Ideally, general anaesthesia is considered for rhinoplasty for safety and comfort of the patient.

I thought you were asking about any non-surgical way of reducing the size of the bridge of the nose.

That’s why I answered its not possible without surgery.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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