Or is alar reduction always necessary? In other words, would the nostrils narrow naturally after refinement of the bridge, tip, etc?
Is it possible to reduce alar with just the narrowing of the bridge and tip? (photo)
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Is it possible to reduce alar base with just the narrowing of the bridge and tip?
If you increase tip projection, this can change the alar base dimensions. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Isolated nose changes
Reducing the alar flare
The alar flare is only reduced with a alar plasty. Osteotomies narrow the nasal bones and a tip plasty will narrow the tip only. An Alar plasty can be performed as a stand-alone procedure under local anesthesia