Could my alar rims be adjusted - to make nostrils smaller - is this possible? (photo)
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Alar wedge resection: a good idea
Alar rim adjustment for wide nostrils
Rhinoplasty for alar narrowing.
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Yes. Consider Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty Featuring Nostril Reduction.
The photographs, including the computerized image, are very helpful.You are an attractive lady. Peaked or arched nostrils are very amenable to improvement without surgery. While surgery certainly has been done and can be done, it involves the transfer of cartilage or some other tissue from a distant location and inserting it under the skin to get an improved contour and lessen the circumference of the nostrils.
I have always favored the non-surgical option, and injection with a permanent filler, to achieve the same result. It is an office treatment. I would like you to think about that because it is very practical and certainly less expensive than surgery. There is no downtime, and most importantly, you get to decide what you like because it's done in steps.
The best news: you can see results by holding a mirror in front of you, along with the predicted results of the permanent filler. That is called the Kotler Saline Demo™ in which sterile saline is injected after the nose has been anesthetized with a cream. Then, you will see exactly what the potential is for improvement.If you like what you see, you will be comfortable proceeding with the permanent injection office treatments.
Hopefully, you are going to have some time to study up on the subject. Don't make rash decisions.Visit my website which is rich in information on this particular technique. I have 37 years of experience, proving this to be a very practical, safe, and very popular technique. Other surgeons may have experience also, so check it out.I also recommend that you read my book SECRETS OF A BEVERLY HILLS COSMETIC SURGEON. It is available as an electronic version on Amazon.com and covers a lot of information including this particular aspect of improvement without surgery.
Robert Kotler, MD, FACS
Over 4,500 nasal procedures performed
Author, SECRETS OF A BEVERLY HILLS COSMETIC SURGEON
Author, THE ESSENTIAL COSMETIC SURGERY COMPANION
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Could my alar rims be adjusted - to make nostrils smaller - is this possible?
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