What particular type of nose job is required for correcting excessively wide nostrils? I am a 35-year-old female and my physical appearance is quite important for my career progress. I would like to have a nose job to correct wide nostrils. I am otherwise

Narrowing . Narrowing of the nasal base can be done to narrow wide nostrils. Incisions for this procedure can either be done on the outer nostril area itself to remove a wedge of tissue. Another option is to remove tissue from the nasal sill (floor of the nostril). In some instances both a wedge excision and nasal sill excision are combined. In isolation this type of procedure can be done in an office procedure room with local numbing medicine. Of course, if you want deeper anesthesia could also be provided in an operating room if you prefer. A proper nasal analysis would help give your surgeon a better idea of what method(s) of narrowing your nostrils is best for you. For some people addressing an under-projected tip can also help immensely with having a wide nose.
Excessively . Excessively wide nostrils are usually corrected with what we call weir excisions which means cutting away soem of the excess width of the nostrils.This can easily be done in the office under local assuming you are not having major nasal surgery.
Wide . Wide nostrils can encompass a number of anatomic situations and a detailed and thorough analysis of your nasal geometry is necessary to give you a specific answer. In general, however, narrowing of various portions of the nasal base width can be easily and safely accomplished with a rhinoplasty. The surgery typically lasts a couple hours and can be accomplished as an outpatient. Incisions may be totally hidden inside the nostril, or there may be a small, barely visible scar on the under side of the nose. Architectural changes to the base of the nose, the tip of the nose, the columella, the nostril sill, or the alar base may be used alone or in combination to give you the desired effect.

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What particular type of nose job is required for correcting excessively wide nostrils? I am a 35-year-old female and my physical appearance is quite important for my career progress. I would like to have a nose job to correct wide nostrils. I am otherwise

Wide . Wide nostrils can be improved using techniques to remove tissue from the alar bases. A wedge excision is one common way to do this. Some patients also benefit from the removal of some tissue from the floor of the nostril area as well. It is possible (though not required) to have this type of limited surgery done in the office with an injection of numbing medicine. Sometimes other nasal tip modifications (improve the projection for example) are also indicated to help create a narrower looking nose. You can check out my link below for more information about nostril narrowing. Read more...
Depending . Depending on what is causing the width, whether too much nostril sill or excessive lower lateral cartilage, both can be reduced by removing some of the tissue on both sides, but they will leave small scar. The scars usually heal well and you look pretty good after 7-10 days, the first few days there is some swelling of the upper lip. Read more...
When . When the base of the nose is wider than it should be, a nostril reduction may be required. This occurs more commonly among ethnic rhinoplasty surgery such as african american rhinoplasty, asian rhinoplasty, hispanic/latino rhinoplasty, or middle eastern/mediterranean rhinoplasty surgery. Generally, most surgeries remove a wedge of tissue at your nostril base and quite often can be done from the inside part of the nostril, not from where the nostril attaches to the cheek. Although sometimes it is necessary to make an incision on the outside of the nostril as well... The procedure is sometimes called a weir excision. This technique can narrow your nostril bases, reduce the length of your nostril sidewalls, and make your nostrils smaller, depending on the design of the wedge excisions. The best way to see what procedure is right for you is to make an appointment with a board certified facial plastic surgeon and see what he/se recommends... Hope this helps -bwc. Read more...
Rhinoplasty. there are many maneuvers in rhinoplasty that can affect the shape of your nostrils. Discuss these issues with your surgeon and be sure your surgeon is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in these procedures. Read more...