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.