Alar base reduction and rhinoplasty
Alar base reduction can be part of a rhinoplasty, but not all rhinoplasties include alar base reduction. In fact, most don't. However, ethnic rhinoplasty often involves alar reshaping, particularly in Asian and African-American patients. There are some risks of scarring or distortion of the nostril shape with alar base reduction and there is more than one technique to accomplish it. Visit a board-certified plastic surgeon to go over your options.
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