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Larger nostrils can be a distracting feature on the nose. A “flared” nostril shows more of the inside of the nasal passage and the sides of the nasal walls extend farther into the cheek. Reshaping and reducing the nostrils can create a more balanced nose that blends with the other facial features. Dr. Stefan Shuaib at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center offers flared or wide nostrils cosmetic nose correction at our facility in Irving, TX.

The outside of the nostril is called the ala, a flexible wall of fibro-fatty tissue. Where the ala meets the cheek is called the alar base, and it is where many flared or wide nostril corrections take place. There are a few different techniques that can be used to reduce the size of the nostrils, often bringing the alar base inward to correct a wide nose or nostril appearance.

Two methods for addressing wide or flared nostrils are the wedge and nasal sill excisions. The wedge incision is placed at the alar base, removing a small wedge of ala to create a narrower nostril and nose base. The nasal sill excision removes skin from the bottom or sill of the nostril, which can reduce a wide nostril and address the flared appearance.

Rhinoplasty for Wide Nostrils

Dr. Stefan Shuaib is an experienced facial plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist. He has many years of experience reshaping all types of noses, including those with wide or flared nostrils. Every rhinoplasty procedure he performs is carefully planned and customized to the patient. For those undergoing wide or flared nostrils correction surgery, Dr. Shuaib may use the wedge or nasal sill excision techniques and other methods for reshaping the nose. The incisions are carefully hidden for a natural, discreet appearance once the nose heals from the surgery.

If you have wide or flared nostrils that are affecting your nose and facial appearance, consider the benefits of rhinoplasty. To learn more about wide nostril correction, contact us at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center. We can schedule a personal rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Shuaib at our Irving, TX, location.

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