Doctors who widen nostrils/alar bases? (Photos)
8 months ago
I'm trying to have something like this done (my case is not as severe), but it is so hard to know who can do something like this because doctors primarily show images of alar base reductions instead. How do I find a doctor who can widen nostrils or bases like this? Is it a specialty or are most capable of doing this?
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Doctor Answers 2
Thanks for your question. As mentioned by other providers the example you have shown is pretty specific to repair of congenital disorders. It is actually pretty rare for someone to need this type of technique unless there is a deformity from birth or trauma. I would caution you to seek out a very experienced Rhinoplasty surgeon as these techniques are very difficult to perform, if you are even a candidate. Hope this helps.
The maneuver you are referring to is typically done for a cleft lip patient to correct the nasal deformity.There are several characteristic deformations that benefit from a graft. In most non cleft patients what you showed is not advisable as the scar from the graft is visible.
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