How to raise droopy alae

*Treatment results may vary

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Many Asians have droopy alae. When one’s alae are droopy, as his or her columella is hidden by droopy alae, his or her image may look stuffy. Reference data: The person in the photo has severely droopy alae. With her thick skin and small cartilage, her nose looks mushy, and thus cartilage graft is necessary for nasal tip surgery. With the alar rim graft, one’s columella should be pulled downward in order to magnify the effect of alar lift. Rib cartilage was used for nasal tip surgery to enhance the columella, and it was also grafted in her alae, of which process is called alar rim graft.