Can Nostrils Be Lengthened with Revision Rhinoplasty?

I had a primary rhinoplasty about 5 months ago. I had an alar base reduction but my nostrils were not wide they were too my nostrils are too short for my this irriversable or can my nostrils be legthened more to fit my face?

p.s. My nostrils were long like Julia Roberts nose..the doctor shorted my nostrils so when I smile my nostrils were not so elongated.

Doctor Answers 2

Lengthening Nostrils after Rhinoplasty

It is difficult to lengthen the nostrils, but tip projection can be increased. It would be helpful to submit pictures to determine the exact problem and possibly recommend alternative treatments.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty is a very percise surgery, and need expertise.

You had a rhinoplasty and WEIR resection to narrow the nostrils.

Unfortunately it is very difficult to reverse and give you back your original nostrils.


Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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