Nostril Reduction Surgery
Many people are unhappy with their nose for a variety of reasons, and the changes that can be made surgically are numerous. One way Dr. Eric Cerrati can make significant changes to the appearance of your nose is by nostril reduction surgery. While some who believe their nostrils flare too much can benefit from this nose surgery, others who are concerned that their nose is too broad or doesn’t fit their face can also find satisfaction from this procedure.
As with any cosmetic surgical procedure, Dr. Cerrati will first discuss your desires and explain a variety of procedures that he believes can help you achieve the look you want. Nostril reduction surgery, also called alar base reduction, is often performed as part of other rhinoplasty procedures to adjust nostril flare to fit any new nasal corrections. The goal is a balanced, symmetrical appearance that blends with other facial features for overall aesthetic appeal.
Balanced Utah Alar Base Reduction
Dr. Cerrati performs alar base reduction procedures in an outpatient setting at his South Jordan and Salt Lake City offices. The procedure takes about half an hour and is performed under local anesthetic. Stitches are generally well hidden in the creases of the nose. Your stitches will be removed in 5-7 days and you should reach full recovery in 7-10 days. Your recovery time will also depend on whether or not Dr. Cerrati performed further rhinoplasty or other cosmetic procedures.
To make changes in nostril reduction surgery, care must be taken to make only incremental changes. Nostril flare is an important characteristic of the face, and nostrils that are too narrow can affect breathing, as well as look unnatural. Some manipulation of the nasal tip is also required to create a balanced look. Dr. Cerrati can offer suggestions and make specific recommendations when you meet personally with him in an alar base reduction consultation. Call or message us online today to schedule your appointment.