Strange looking nose/cheek skin (area that connects smile to nose) after alar base reduction. (Photo)
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Strange looking nose/cheek skin (area that connects smile to nose) after alar base reduction.
It is important to point out that ONLY your surgeon knows what technique was done, and if there was some abnormal anatomy present.
Not all surgeons do the same techniques or techniques the same way; that is why result vary according to surgeons.
If he/she mobilized your alar base at the level of the bone it certainly could have effected the local muscle balance.
Sometimes the wider alar base or its shadow simply camouflaged these movements pre-op.
Botox will help ascertain if the issue is swelling versus scar.
A better assessment will require a full set of pre-op photos for comparison and perhaps a video of you smiling and non-smiling.
Hope this helps
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