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I am considering of having an alar base reduction.

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 11 February 2012


I am considering of having an alar base reduction, but am worried that I might have a crease at the tip of the nose after the procedure. Can it be prevented?


I have not seen this problem occur with alar base reduction, and I do not see how the tip of the nose would be affected by narrowing the base of the nostrils.

It is possible to create a bowing effect for the nostril rim contour, depending on the way the alar base reduction is carried out.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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