What are reasons for alar retraction?
9 months ago
My nose has been changing. My nostrils are retracting and the nostril Tissue is thin and I'm wondering what some reasons for this would be? I have not had nasal surgery in the past. Thank you!
Doctor Answers 1
Alar retraction usually occurs after a primary rhinoplasty when the tip cartilages have been altered. A full set of facial photographs are required to make a determination about alar retraction versus a hanging columella.
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