Will an alar reduction help make my nose appear smaller and natural? (photos)
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Alar base reduction
In general I would say a sill incision or internal incision that is mostly inside the nose would be a good approach for you. This offers natural results with a good reduction in the nasal base. A can reduce both flare and overall width. One thing to remember is that the nose may still look wide or flared when you smile.
Chase Lay, MD
double board-certified facial plastic surgeon
Getting a smaller nose with nostril reduction
To learn more about nostril reduction techniques and to see some before and after photos you can check out my web reference link below.
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Alar Reduction should be a considered option
- whether the base or 'sill' of the nose is out of proportion,
- what is the thickness of the tissue of the nostril (how fleshy is the ala?),
- what is your overall skin type and thickness.
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