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.

Doctor Answers (3)

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.


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.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

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

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 237 reviews

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