Will I be able to get an alar rim graft above my nostril near the very tip of my nose?

my nostrils are kind of tall and the place where i would like to put an alar rim graft is near the very tip of my nose. Is there anything in the way such as cartilage or bone?

Doctor Answers 2

Alar rim graft

Hello and thanks for your question.

Generally speaking, most of the improvement you are requesting are reasonable and possible with a rhinoplasty and other possible ancillary procedures.

I would highly recommend visiting a few plastic surgeons who specialize in this exacting and artistic procedure. In our office we provide patients with a personalized, individualized and complementary consultation to address these similar issues.

Best wishes,

Dr. Sajjadian 

Triple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal evaluation

Hello and thank you for your question.  This depends on your nasal anatomy and what you seek to accomplish with this graft.  I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you in person.

Best wishes and good luck.

Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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