Is my nose big? Nostril surgery? (photos)

I know my nose isn't skinny or small and nobody has ever told me my nose was big but I always thought it was and considering surgery but could I just get surgery on my nostrils only? Because they're fat and make my nose look wide

Doctor Answers 3


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If you wished to just narrow the nostrils of your nose, you could do an alarplasty. This would make the nostrils less wide. it could be done with local anesthesia in the office.

Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon

Rhinoplasty too narrow a wide nose and nostrils

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To narrow a wide nose requires osteotomies placed in the nasal bones to narrow the  bridgeline. To narrow a wide nasal tip requires a tip- plasty. To narrow wide nostrils requires and alar-plasty.  An a lar-plasty procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, while a full rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. For more information and many examples, please see the link and the video below 

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is my nose big?

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Personally, I don't think your nose is too big, but there are some procedures that can narrow your nostrils and the scars are minimal. The scars are just on the outside of your nostrils in the little crease and heal very well. Good luck!

Scott W. Harris, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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