Nostrils/Nasal ala

Nostrils/Nasal ala

Grand Plastic Surgery - Full Rhinoplasty - Nostrils/Nasal ala
Grand Plastic Surgery - Full Rhinoplasty - Nostrils/Nasal ala
Grand’s nostrils & nasal alar revision is for deformed nostril shape,
asymmetric nostrils or the nose tip being still bulbous even
after a rhinoplasty already performed.
The cause of problem for Revision Rhinoplasty needs to be accurately judged
to decide the method of the surgery, therefore,
very experienced surgeon has to operate for the highly satisfied result.

Deformed nostrils

In some cases, nose tip and nasal alar become hollow, leading the nostrils
to block, when inhalation of breath is taken, This phenomenom could be
presented when lower lateral cartilages are seriously damaged or cut.
Cartilago alaris needs to be corrected to be symmetric. If needed, septal
cartilage requires to be built upon the middle of nose (collumella) as a role of the pillar in nose.

Asymmetric nostrils

Nostrils could become asymmetric due to either congenital or acquired
reason(with unbalanced septal cartilage or lower lateral catilages
caused by a rhinoplasty). In revision, cartilago alaris needs to be
corrected to be symmetric. If necessary, septal cartilage requires
to be built up on the middle of nose (collumella) as a role of the pillar in nose.

Nose tip being still heavily bulbous desipite

a rhinoplasty already done

Support with septal cartilage / Subcautaneous tissues removal
Grand Plastic Surgery - Full Rhinoplasty - Nostrils/Nasal ala
Grand Plastic Surgery - Full Rhinoplasty - Nostrils/Nasal ala
Grand Plastic Surgery - Full Rhinoplasty - Nostrils/Nasal ala
For nose bridge- we use Gore-Tex and artificial silicon
For nose tip- we use autologous cartilage from nasal septum and ear
(Different type of material can be used depending on the nose shape and thickness of the skin)

Post-operative care for rhinoplasty is also important!

Ice-pack applying right after the surgery is helpful to reduce swelling.
After the surgery, swelling and bruises are shown differently in individuals. Avoid putting down your head or lying faced down
while sleeping. It is also helpful to support your back and neck with 2-3 soft pillows for reducing swelling or pain when sleeping.
You may have nosebleeds for initial 1-2 days from the surgery day. If nose-bleeding, please wipe out with clean tissues.
After the surgery, your nose needs to be fixed with taping till the nose settles down. (Do not take off the tapes voluntarily.)
After the surgery, drinking alcohol and smoking should be avoided for at least 3 weeks because they make scar healing prolonged.
After the surgery, blowing your nose should be avoided and wearing glasses or sunglasses should not be done for a month.
Major swelling will almost go away after a week from nose bridge while minor swelling will still remain on glabellas and nose tip.
These swelling will be shown differently and recovered slowly according to individuals.
Going for sauna or hot spring should be avoided for 3 weeks.

Every patient has the swelling after the surgery but there will be differences depending on individual constitution

*Please note: In regards to before and after photos on this site, results may vary depending on each patient's individual case.*