When you do a rhinoplasty on a long nose, are you literally removing nasal tissue? Does this affect breathing in the nose?
Performing rhinoplasty on a long nose requires a bit more rhinoplasty surgical experience than a simple hump removal. If you think of the nose as a tripod, in order to decrease the projection of the nose, the length, it is necessary to decrease the length of the legs of the tripod. Depending upon how much the legs are decreased and also which legs are decreased during rhinoplasty, the nose will set back a certain amount in a certain direction. Experience in reducing long noses is essential to ensuring a satisfactory rhinoplasty outcome. Your breathing should not be affected if the procedures are performed correctly and the nasal airway is examined and addressed if necessary during the rhinoplasty procedure.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld