Can alar base be altered for nostrils being too round? (Photo)
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Too round nostrils
It is a bit difficult to give an opinion based on one photograph, as other surgeons have said, you need to have a consultation with a rhinoplasty surgeon to be fully assessed.
Based on your photo though, the main issue seems to be the width of your tip (Boxy). Once this is narrowed, which would be part of any standard rhinoplasty, I think the shape of your nostrils and alar base will be fine. Currently they do stand a bit vertical from your face, but if you narrow the tip they will slope in towards the tip which will be more aesthetic. Your nostrils and alar base do not seem overly wide so I dont think an alar base reduction will be required.
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