How do you make your nose smaller?


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To make a person's nose smaller, she needs to undergo a rhinoplasty. A rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is done to change the shape of a person’s nose permanently and make the nose proportional to the face, explains WebMD.

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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that for an individual to be a candidate for the a rhinoplasty, the face must have finished growing, the individual must be in overall good health and she must have reasonable expectations for the outcome of the surgery. According to WebMD, the surgery is generally done as an outpatient procedure, but sometimes an overnight hospital stay is required. The surgery is performed using general or local anesthesia. Approximately a week after the surgery an individual can expect the splint and bandaging around the nose to be removed.

WebMD explains it takes 10 to 14 days after the procedure for the swelling and the bruising to show signs of improvement; however it may be several weeks before an individual can return to vigorous activity. As of 2014, health insurance companies do not pay for a rhinoplasty unless the procedure is needed to return the nose to its functional level. In 2013, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons states the average cost for the procedure is $4,545.

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