Q: I’m in my 20s, and I’ve always disliked my nose for being too wide. I’m considering an alar base reduction, but what else? I’m not sure if I want to change anything about the bridge… the change might be too risky and radical. My main complaint is that the size and width of my nose basically ruins my face, especially when I smile. Ideally I want some subtle changes to my nose that’ll put it in harmony with the rest of my face. Nothing too crazy.
A: An alar base modification would help improve the balance of your nose, as would some tip refinement. A subtle dorsal augmentation would help make your nose appear more “narrow”, while still maintaining a look that is 100-percent you.
Looking at computer-morphed images with your surgeon during consultation will give you a good idea of what is possible, and also give you a great chance to convey to your surgeon what you envision.