Because cosmetic surgery and medical technology have come so far, many types of rhinoplasties are available today. There is a way to fix every possible problem with the nose, even if it is a petty detail. Other times, a patient may like the look of their nose, aside from one little aspect throwing off its shape. These people can talk to a well-informed plastic surgeon about which operation would be best for their singular aesthetic goal and choose to have the corresponding surgery.
Nostril reduction surgery (also called alar base reduction surgery or alarplasty) is one of these rhinoplasty subtypes. It is the solution for people who only want to shrink the size of their nostrils. Yet, the result often has extra benefits because reducing the size of the nostrils can also improve the nose’s symmetry and overall facial balance.
Who is a Good Candidate for Back Bay Alarplasty?
Alarplasty is especially popular among people of African descent, as well as those with one nostril larger than the other or both nostrils that are out of proportion with the rest of their face.
Anyone with a status of good health who has fully healed from any previous surgery and is a non-smoker (or willing to quit weeks before and after the surgery) could be a good candidate for this procedure.
Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio in Boston, MA, can help you quickly achieve facial balance by narrowing your nose’s alar base with nostril reduction surgery. But first, he will listen to your concerns about your nose during an initial consultation. Then, he will use his vast knowledge of nasal structures and decades of experience doing nose jobs to figure out the best way to fix your nose.
Alarplasty might be the only procedure in your personalized treatment plan, or it could be one undertaking of a more extensive rhinoplasty procedure. When ready, you can call Dr. Del Vecchio to set up your first appointment at Boston Rhinoplasty.