Dr. A’s Answer:
Nostril size reduction is a common part of many rhinoplasties. Along the
sill of the nostril or at the outside corner, a wedge of tissue is removed
and then that wedge is sutured together. This procedure does not work
on all nostril types. Ones with a wide flat sill are best suited for this
procedure. Using a similar technique, excessive flair of the nostril can
be reduced by making the incision at the outside corner and extending
it into the crease along the side of the nose. Either way, the incision
heals very well and is typically considered “invisible” a
month or two after surgery.
ARE THERE ANY APPROACHES TO NOSTRIL REDUCTION? SOME NOSE JOBS I'VE SEEN SEEM TO HAVE INCLUDED NICELY DONE NOSTRIL REDUCTION. IS THERE JUST ONE APPROACH TO ACHIEVE SUCH RESULT WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTERNAL INCISIONS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE WEDGES), OR ARE THERE
Posted By Louis William Apostolakis M.D.