The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic. The operation usually takes an hour and half to two hours.
Your surgeon can refine the tip of your nose by removing some of the cartilage. If you have a hump (dorsum) on your nose, they can remove it or shave it down. Your surgeon will usually need to break the base of the bones on the side of your nose so they can narrow and set them. Your surgeon will then rebuild your nose. A plaster of paris cast will be placed over the nose for 8-10 days.