I had retracted nostrils even before my surgery, not as a result of it, but am only deciding now that I want the nostrils lowered. I have gotten conflicting opinions from two different surgeons on how this should be addressed. One suggests that composite auricular grafts are best for alar grafting. The other doctor says that auricular grafts wouldn't be ideal and that septal cartilage would be necessary to graft the nostrils. I am trying to figure out which route is best. Please help me.