Does nostril narrowing/alar base reduction always look unnatural? (Photo)
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Alar base reduction
Does nostril narrowing/alar base reduction always look unnatural?
Thanks for your question.
Alarplasty can be done in many ways and to varying degrees. This is what makes some outcomes look natural and others look unnatural.
A good consultation with photos and simulations to get a realistic look at possible outcomes is always recommended.
Scars will fade over the course of 6-12 months in most patients. They can easily be covered with makeup until that time.
I hope this helps.
Avoiding unnatural results with rhinoplasty and alar narrowing
Subtle alterations in alar size and nasal base width should be additive and not subtractive to overall facial aesthetics. To maximize your chances for a successful outcome be sure you choose a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who can show you a comprehensive portfolio of his/or work.
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Closed rhinoplasty candidate, some advices:
The harmony between facial parts makes us instinctively recognize the beauty... without knowing it, without defining it, just a perception that surprises and captivates us.
In this regard, I suggest perform a Closed Rhinoplasty (without visible scars) to treat the tip, base and nasal bridge.
With this procedure you get a delicate nose, better harmonize with your other facial features.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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