I have bigger nostrils so my Dr is performing alar base surgery as well as a nose job. How bad will the scaring be for alar base surgery ? Because there will be scars will there be wrinkles there or slight indents - pockets where the tissue was removed ? My nose is somewhat longer then I like but I don't have any humps on my nose can I get a nose job that looks natural like I have now but shorter then my nose now.I would like to keep my over all look of my nose just 4mm to 4 1/2 mm shorter.
Nose Job -alar Base Operation to Make the Nostrils Smaller -less Wider .
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Rhinoplasty and an alar plasty
Detectability of the alar plasty incisions will depend upon where they are the placed, the amount of skin removed, and the healing process of each individual patient. The alar-plasty will accomplish a decrease in the nostril width
Alar base reduction
Alar base reduction is a common maneuver in Rhinoplasty surgery. The proper design of the skin excisions is paramount. There is a scar that results but this is usually minimal when hidden in the natural grooves of the alar wall. As for reducing the size or length of the nose, in general this can be achieved within reason. It depends on what your nose looks like to start with, its size shape and the thickness of your skin. I would recommend a computer imaging session with your surgeon to allow you to see what is possible prior to surgery. Here's a link to information about computer imaging. Good Luck!
Rhinoplasty Nostril Narrowing and Scarring
Thank you for you question. Nostril narrowing (base reduction) is a commonly performed procedure. In expert hands, scarring is of minimal concern. However when poorly performed, notching/asymmetries/external scarring can be a problem. With proper incision placement and tissue eversion the base reduction should heal well.
As for making the nose look the same but shorter, this is something that is best evaluated during a consult. It largely depends on your overall facial appearance, existing nasal structure, and skin thickness.
I hope this helps. Good luck with your surgery.
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