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I am unhappy about the size of my nostrils.

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

Asked on 10 January 2012


I live in the UK, had a rhinoplasty surgery carried out at a private hospital in Belgium in 2008. It did reduce the size of my nose but I am still unhappy about the size of my nostrils.

I would also want to find out if chin augmentation would improve my overall profile.

Would it be useful to send you a photograph?


As a rule, chin augmentation can contribute to improvement of the profile if the chin is somewhat underdeveloped. This can be evaluated in terms of impact using a computer simulation either based on photographs or in 3-D.

If there are concerns regarding the nostrils is related to the appearance from the front view, an alar base reduction may be more appropriate.

If the concerns are related to the appearance of the nostrils from profile, it would be necessary to reevaluate the whole process in order to determine what would give you the balance that you seek.

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

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