Is Alar Base Reduction a Good Option for my 2nd Rhinoplasty?

I am not entirely happy with my first rhinoplasty. My nose is not as straight in profile as I would like and the septum is unnecessarily protruded. In addition, I want to have a more contoured, well defined bridge and a square tip as opposed to rounded ( A. Jolie being a perfect example). Most importantly, for this look to work I have to have my nasal base reduced as I think the nostrills are too far flung. Do you think alar base reduction is a wise option given all the other work that I need?

Doctor Answers (3)

Alar Base Reduction with Revision Rhinoplasty

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Your protruding septum has caused a hanging columella which can be lifted. I don't think you need an alar base reduction, but a picture of base of  your nose (with  your chin elevated) would be helpful.


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is Alar Base Reduction a Good Option for my 2nd Rhinoplasty?

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I'm not sure about an alar base reduction but from the photos, you do appear to have some increased columellar show that could be addressed with a columellar tuck.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Alar reduction

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Overall you have a nice result and I would be very hesitant to advise you to have further surgery. You do not need alar base reduction. You do have a little alar retraction and could consider having the rims lowered as a very conservative touch up.

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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