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Alar Base Cinch Suture?

Is it possible to remove the alar base cinch suture? When I smile, the sutures are preventing my nose from widening. It looks unnatural. I had an open rhinoplasty including alarplasty two weeks ago.

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Alar Cinch Suture Release/Removal

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An alar cinch suture is easy to release and remove. An unnatural effect on smiling is one potential drawback with their use.

Web reference: http://www.eppleyrhinoplasty.com

Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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Alar base cinch suture

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Usually the alar base cinch suture is used for very wide alar bases. It usually gives a bit as the swelling comes down. Speak with your surgeon.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Alar Base Cinch Suture?

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           The alar base suture can be removed, but you may need another procedure to narrow the base if this is done.   Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/Rhinoplasty.php

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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