What to Know about Nostril Reduction Surgery
What is nostril reduction surgery?
Alar Base reduction, also known as Nostril reduction surgery, is a form of Nasal Reshaping (Rhinoplasty); a “nose job” to reduce the appearance of unsightly wide, flaring nostrils. However, keep in mind that there will always be the appearance of some flaring when smiling.
In most cases, if the base of the nose is wider than the distance between the inside corners of the eyes – then base of the nose is too wide. One might want to consider Alar Base reduction surgery to improve balance and harmony between facial features.
Before and After nostril reduction surgery
|Set realistic expectations: Complete symmetry is impossible to guarantee but in the hands of a professional, the reduction of the two sides should be as symmetric as possible.
|After the procedure, working can be resumed after one or two days for people who work from home.
|Psychological preparation: A small wedge of your nasal ala (nostril widths) will be excised and repositioned. It can be done under local or general anesthesia based on your preference.
|To avoid complications: It is also advised that you avoid bending over and lifting heavy objects, two weeks after surgery. Light fitness activities such as a jog or yoga can be resumed, one week after surgery. For strenuous and vigorous activities such as weight-lifting and cardio –a two week wait period is advisable.
|Further preparation: You might want to take a week off work beforehand, as most people who work in the public-eye have done so before undergoing the procedure.
|To avoid complications: It is also advised that you avoid bending over and lifting heavy objects, two weeks after surgery.
Is nostril reduction surgery for you?
The advantages of having nostril reduction for Asians has perhaps not been as explicitly stated or hyped over as double eyelid surgery – still, it harmonizes one’s facial features and the resulting balance is aesthetically pleasing.
Korean plastic surgery is said to be renowned and reputable for cosmetic surgery, as well as its plentiful of good-looking celebrities. Perhaps your wide nostrils have always been a bother to you, but you have doubts as to whether or not it makes you a fraud. All I could say is that, perhaps the people who have and still pursue these procedures, believe that “Beauty is not defined but created.” It is certainly for you, if you hold onto the same belief.