Ethnic rhinoplasty for a wide Hispanic nose
I’m a Hispanic male with a wide nasal base. I’ve been doing some research and came across the terms alar wedge and base reduction. Can you explain what these are if they’re the correct techniques?
Alar wedge and base reduction refer to techniques to narrow the nasal base. If you have a wide nasal base, these techniques may address the wide nasal base by narrowing it. The issue is to identify why the nasal base is wide…is it due to excess nostril flare and/or excess nasal sill. Once this is determined, a narrowing technique can be designed to address the specific causes of your nasal base width. The incisions are placed near the crease between the nose and face so that it is well hidden. In Hispanic patients, one potential complication is pigmentation of the scar.