Question: I’m interested in narrowing my nostrils and having my bridge made smaller and I’ve been told that performing both could sometimes be tricky. Is this true and if so why?
Answer: Narrowing of the nostrils is a very tricky procedure. If done improperly it can lead to unsightly scarring and a nose that is too narrow with difficulty in breathing. Lowering the bridge of the nose involves either a sharp cutting instrument or a rasping instrument to try to lower the portion of the nose that is too high. Osteotomy or excision in the bone may also be done to make the nose smaller. This can be a challenge and requires great skill by the surgeon to make sure that everything is changed and reshaped in an appropriate manner to keep the nose from looking asymmetrical, too small or very abnormal in appearance.