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Can Ala Wing Be Reduced or Reshaped (Rhinoplasty)?

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Can Ala Wing Be Reduced or Reshaped (Rhinoplasty)?

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  Photos, of the nasal tip front, side and from below would help in the evaluation but yes, the tip cartilages (ala) can be selectively shaped during Rhinoplasty using a Tip platy technique.  You may way to consult with an experienced Rhinoplasty Surgeon that understands and follows the proper aesthetics of facial (and nasal) beauty for a natural, more attractive nose.


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty for the minimal deformity.

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Rhinoplasty for the minimal deformity can be done but I would need to see full photos of the nose to give a proper opinion.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Alar wing correction

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If the bottom of your nostril alae are flaring, that can be corrected, and is performed commonly. A small alar base resection is performed and leaves a small scar in the crease of the nose/cheek junction. It fades quite nicely.

Rick Rosen, MD
Norwalk Plastic Surgeon
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