Wide, flaring or large nostrils can be a distracting element to the nose, and are made more noticeable when smiling. Some people with large or prominent nostrils are self-conscious of their nose and less confident in their appearance. A nostril reduction is a surgical procedure that creates better symmetry to the nose and an improved balance of the facial features. Dr. Gary Linkov offers nostril or alar base reductions to balance the nose at City Facial Plastics in NYC.
Dr. Linkov is an experienced facial plastic surgeon who understands the intricacies of changing the appearance of the nose. While a nostril reduction is fairly simple to perform, compared to other rhinoplasty procedures, it requires precision and an artistic eye. Dr. Linkov uses his talent to create a nostril shape and size that matches the rest of the nose. He also is able to retain ethnicity while protecting nasal function. Poorly performed nostril reductions may result in a pinched appearance or cause a nasal valve collapse that interferes with breathing and sinus function.
Alar Base Alterations
An alar base reduction is a less-invasive and simpler procedure than complete rhinoplasty. It is an open procedure, which means the incision is made on the outside of the nose. In most alar base and nostril reduction procedures, a small incision can be made on the outside crease of the nostril. A small wedge is removed on either side of the alar base to reduce a wide nose. The nostrils can be reshaped to improve the appearance. This procedure is often performed under local anesthesia, reducing the downtime after the procedure.
If you have a wide nose base or prominent nostrils, an alar base reduction may be right for you. Contact City Facial Plastics in Manhattan to schedule a consultation with Dr. Linkov. Discuss your nose reshaping options, including nostril reduction surgery.