I live in Ireland and I am slight concerned about the level of cosmetic surgery in the country. However as I understand it, alarplasty is a relatively straightforward procedure. My main issue is the fact my large nostrils have created a bulbous tip. Would alarpasty narrow the nose, creating a more attractive apperance. Any advice/guidance received will be greatly appreciated.
Large nostrils create a bulbous upturned shape. Could alarplasty be a viable solution? (photo)
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Rhinoplasty for bulbous tip and nostril reduction
An alar plasty is only performed to narrow the nostrils. A tip-plasty is required to narrow a bulbous tip. For many examples please see the link below to our rhinoplasty photo gallery
Large nostrils create a bulbous upturned shape. Could alarplasty be a viable solution?
Alar base reduction will not narrow the tip and tends to make it look larger. I would recommend tip refinement with alar base reduction as an adjunct if necessary.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/Rhinoplasty.php
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