Lowering nostril rims
This is something that surgery can improve. While it can be done under straight local anesthesia, most patients will do better with either sedation or general anesthesia. I am not aware of any non-surgical options that would be of use here.
Alar batten grafts
Hello and thank you for your question. Alar batten grafts can be used to lower the nostrils. Make sure you
specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have
had this surgery performed by your surgeon and evaluate their results. The
most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I
recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic
surgeon who can evaluate you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Lowering My Nostrils
Your nostril show can be corrected by elevating your hanging columella (the strip between your nostrils) and lowering your nostril rims with small cartilage grafts. This can be done under local anesthesia or mild sedation. I would not ant to correct this problem using fillers.
How do I drop my nostrils that appear too high?
Thanks for the question.Dropping the height of a nostril can be accomplished by several techniques. The manner of accomplishing this should follow after a thorough examination by a well qualified Plastic Surgeon or Facial Surgeon. Either composite grafts incorporating skin and cartilage, a cartilage graft alone, or a locall flap are possibilities. Always start with a thorough physical examination, then carefully assess the advice given and if you are concerned always get a second opinion if you wish.
Good luck to you.
Frank Rieger M.D. Tampa Plastic Surgeon
Lowering the nostrils
Unfortunately, there are no good non-surgical options for lowering the nostrils. You could benefit from alar rim grafts to reduce columellar show and possibly weir excisions to improve flaring. Given that your septum has already been operated on you would likely need an ear cartilage harvest to provide grafting material. While this could technically all be done under local anesthesia you may prefer to go to sleep. Good luck!
Waffle123, to correct your flaring you may need cartilage inserted or you may get away with a Weir procedure. It would depend on your exam. See an experienced specialist and good luck! See video
To lower the nostrils cartilage has to be placed on the lateral portions of the tip. This will require a surgical approach, usually done with general anesthesia.