Alar base reduction surgery
Alar base reduction surgery is typically done in conjunction with a rhinoplasty however on occasion it may be done by itself. Reducing the alar base effects the tip of the nose which is why it is best done with some other minor modifications.
A consultation an direct examination with a well experienced rhinoplasty specialist will help you determine the probability of your desired results. (Michael Elam, MD, Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon)
Alar base reduction?
I think that alar base reduction should be able to make the changes you are after. By itself, that is a very easy procedure and can in fact be done under a local anesthetic. (Ronald Schuster, MD, Baltimore Plastic Surgeon)
Alar Reduction (Nostril Narrowing) for Desired Nasal Change
With your own imaging, you have realistically shown the benefits of isolated alar reduction on the nose. It may be a bit overdone but relatively realistic. You will notice that the imaged result makes the tip of your nose look wider. But if that does not bother you then alar reduction alone will achieve the nasal look you want. (Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD, Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon)
Alar Base Reduction Surgery Done Alone
Looking at the two photos, I think it is fairly realistic to do that with alar base reduction. However, the photo modifications are not always accurate, especially with frontal imaging. Ultimately, you may want to consider doing something with your tip. (John M. Hilinski, MD, San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon)
Alar base reduction is usually performed as part of Rhinoplasty. Nevertheless, on occasion it can be performed as an isolated procedure with good results. The appearance you obtain with photo manipulation does not always correspond with actual surgical results. An experienced Rhinoplasty surgeon can asses your nasal anatomy and give you a realistic appraisal of your goals. (Boris M. Ackerman, MD, Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon)
Alar base reduction rhinoplasty in Los Angeles
Alar base reduction surgery is designed to reduce the base width of the nose. This rhinoplasty technique is usually done not just by itself but in conjuction with reduction of the nasal tip width and adjustments of the columela. The reason is that you need to change all the parts of the nasal tip and nostrils in harmony in order for your nose to look natural.
Reviewing your pictures I can appreciate that you also have a bulbus nasal tip and a hanging columela which if not addressed at the time of alar width reduction your nasal tip will then look even bigger and rounder! I sugget that you consult a Board Certrified Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles to go over your options in more detail. (S. Sean Younai, MD, FACS, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon)
Nostril Reduction Alone
A patient can make limited changes in the appearance of their nose without doing a complete rhinoplasty. Every operation should be individualized. On the basis of the pictures submitted your goals are reasonable. (Richard W. Fleming, MD, Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon)
It is certainly possible to perform alar base reduction without any other work on the nose if that is what you desire. Your photos only show limited information but based on what I see, what you explain is possible. (Ronald J. Edelson, MD, San Diego Plastic Surgeon)
Photoshopped photos do not always correspond to the results obtained in real lift. Certainly if the base is wide, it can be reduced. (Steven Wallach, MD, Manhattan Plastic Surgeon)
Alar base reduction may be appropriate for you. As others have echoed, “morphed” photo simulations can be helpful, but take them with a grain of salt because real, live tissues do not behave like pixels on a screen.
Please see an experienced, Board Certified rhinoplasty surgeon to discuss your concerns. (Larry Fan, MD, San Francisco Plastic Surgeon)
Rhinoplasty: Alar base reduction alone
Alar base reduction surgery is one aspect of the techniques that would be needed to make changes like you have shown in your photos. Remember that the nose is three dimensional, so flat photograph morphing is not absolutely accurate. Your photo morphing included changes to the size of the nostrils the shape of the nostrils and the volume of the ala You are on the right track. A consultation may help solidify your goals (Travis T. Tollefson, MD, MPH, Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon)
Alar base reduction alone could achieve the results you seek. This can be performed under local anesthesia and will take about 10 minutes. Find a board certified plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties each year. (Kenneth B. Hughes, MD, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon)