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Does Skin Shrink Around the Alar Base?

During rhinoplasty does skin shrink around the alar base? If yes, what causes the skin to shrink?

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Skin shrinking around alar base

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I would not say that skin per se shrinks but what you  may notice is that early post-op the nose is swollen and the swelling will subside over time.

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