Alar base treatment
Excessive flare or alar width can be treated with various modifications of a base excision. Best to be seen in person to be properly evaluated.
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Rhinoplasty for nostril reduction and bulbous tip
Flared and wide nostrils can be improved with a alar-plasty procedure. This involves removal of a small amount of skin at the base of the nostrils to narrow the wide nostrils. The alar plasty procedure can be performed as a component of the rhinoplasty or as a stand-alone procedure. A tip rhinoplasty would narrow the nasal tip and dorsal reduction can also be accomplished with osteotomies for a full rhinoplasty procedure. For many examples please see link below
Correcting Nostril Flare
Nostril flare can be reduced as part of a rhinoplasty. This can be done as an isolated procedure but I suggest that you consider reducing the hump, increasing tip projection, and elevating your hanging columella.
Absolutely. Your nostrils can be modified to make them flare less and to make the base of your nose narrower. Dr. Pontell
Best Correction of Nostrils
If you are truly bothered by your nostrils, a rhinoplasty can be performed using alar rim grafting to lower the rims of the nostrils. Make sure to choose your rhinoplasty surgeon most carefully. Good luck and be well.
My nostrils flare all the time. Am I a good case for rhinoplasty?
I don't know. You have a pretty good nose.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA.........................