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Wide or flared nostrils are a common complaint among patients seeking rhinoplasty. Often, this is their only complaint about the shape of their nose. When the nostrils are too large or the base of the nose is wide, it can create a nose and face that seem imbalanced. Nostril reduction surgery and alar base reduction are nose surgery options we offer at LM Medical NYC in Greenwich Village.

Large or flared nostrils are usually genetic, and often an ethnic trait. The nostrils can appear even larger when the person laughs, smiles or expresses emotion. Nostril reduction surgery can be performed without completing a complete nose job. Small, discreet incisions can be made at the base of the nose to adjust the size and shape of the nostrils. The procedure can result in smaller, narrower nostrils that look more refined, while the rest of the nose is left untouched.

Alar Base Reduction Surgery

The alar base is the triangular portion of the nose where the nostrils meet the upper lip and cheek. When the alar base is wide, it can seem disproportionate to the rest of the nose, or the nose may seem out of balance with the mouth and other facial features. An alar base reduction surgery adjusts the width of the bottom portion of the nose. Small incisions can be placed at the crease alongside the nose at the cheek and in the nostril to adjust the alar base. The result can improve nasal symmetry, reduce nostril size and achieve better facial harmony.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is a top double board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty and cosmetic nose surgery. If you are interested in nostril or alar base reduction surgery, contact us at LM Medical NYC in Manhattan to schedule your consultation with top facial surgeon Dr. Lesley.

Patient Testimonials

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 159 reviews

Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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