Would the Single Procedure of Alarplasty Work Well for my Nose? Or Would I Need Other Procedures?
I have a really wide nose and really flared nostrils (especially when I smile). I was thinking (and hoping) that just getting alar base reduction would make a huge improvement. Based on my nose, would I need to have other things done to maintain facial harmony or am I a good candidate for this lone procedure? (Like Tip Reduction, Etc) Thanks!
Dr. Barr’s Response:
Alarplasty alone may not be the solution
Thank you for the question. It is impossible to give you an opinion regarding establishing facial harmony without a complete set of standardized nasal / facial images that are obtained with every rhinoplasty consultation. An alarplasty is a good adjuctive procedure, at the time of a rhinoplasty, if the ala are wide after the rest of the rhinoplasty has been performed. Occasionally, in very limited situations, it can be done as an isolated procedure.