What Would Be The Best Type Of Nostril Narrowing For My Nose?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, my main concern is my nose. I would like a more feminine nose. I think the bridge is to wide I have a hump and my nostrils are much to wide and large. I have had trouble finding a surgeon that will reduce the size of my nostrils. I’ve been told they may look pinched and one surgeon said they might look sorta mashed. 

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. Thick skinned noses pose challenges in performing as well as limitations in the results compared to noses with thinner skin. That being said i do think positive changes can be obtained. (see attached) When it comes to nostril narrowing previous opinions are undoubtably based on the most commonly used approach for nostril narrowing which is that of an internal wedge removal. It is true if that method was used the nostrils would indeed have an unusual shape. But that not be the appropriate method of nostril narrowing for your type nose. You need the full thickness nostril wedge reductions which shorten both their length and width.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana