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Nostril Reduction Surgery

One of the most common complaints for those considering rhinoplasty is that their nostrils or base of their nose is too wide. The size of the nostrils can seem disproportionate to the rest of the nose and cause an imbalance in the overall appearance of the facial features. Nostril reduction surgery is at the same time simple and intricate. The procedure can be done quickly, but precision is key to getting the desired results. Dr. Rousso specializes in rhinoplasty procedures that create the desired beauty and balance to those wanting nostril or alar base reduction.

Wide nostrils are a common trait, especially with some types of ethnic noses. The nostrils can appear to flare or upturn, causing disproportion of the nasal base and the rest of the nose or other facial features. This can be even more pronounced when smiling, making individuals with this nasal feature self-conscious. Reducing the nostrils can create a more balanced nose, but it is best done in a subtle manner to retain the symmetry and ethnic shape. Nostrils that are too narrow can look overdone and even cause nasal valve obstructions and other problems.

Precision Alar Base Reduction

Dr. Rousso has the education, training and expertise in rhinoplasty you want when considering any type of nose shaping procedure, including alar base or nostril reduction. His focus on artistic form and the needed function of the nose create a balanced approach to his procedures. Using advanced techniques and his own proprietary rhinoplasty method, 3-DREAMS, he can minimize the width and size of the nostrils while retaining symmetry and balance of the aesthetic features. The results look natural, without any noticeable scarring.

If you are concerned that your nostrils appear too wide and want to explore alar base reduction surgery, contact the office of Dr. Rousso in New York City today. You deserve to feel confident in your appearance and have a nose that is well-balanced with the rest of your facial features.

What our patients are saying

  • Dr. Rousso was spectacular. Smart, listened to my issues, asked a variety of thoughtful questions to help identify and resolve my issue. Would absolutely recommend him to others. He was warm and personable and wonderful that he speaks Spanish. J. B.
  • My son had a cleft lip and now he looks like he never had it! Thank you so much! M. T.
  • Dr. Rousso is absolutely awesome! M. Z.
  • He was super kind and mindful of my comfort!!! Highly recc! G. R.
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If you or a family member need facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery for aesthetic or functional issues in New York City, take the time to meet with Dr. Joseph Rousso for a consultation. His extensive education, experience and talent as a facial plastic surgeon cannot be surpassed, especially when it comes to balanced, natural-appearing results. Contact his office in Manhattan to schedule your consultation.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joseph J. Rousso, MD FACS

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

Nancy M.

They were very professional from the moment I walked in there. The doctor took the time to understand my pain and was ready to help and did a great job.

Lauren S.

Dr Rousso is patient, listens well and explains thoroughly. He has a warm manner and seems very knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

Joseph T.

Very personable doc – at no point in the appointment did I feel rushed. Great staff, too, and I was seen very quickly.

Cassandra F.

I love visits with Dr. Rousso. Always super nice, patient, thorough, and willing to answer any questions I have.

Lisa K.

Professional, informative, and didn't feel rushed. Was able to diagnose my condition.

Antonio V.

Dr Rousso is an excellent doctor, and my visit couldn’t be more pleasant. I highly recommend him.

Aaron B.

It appears Dr. Rousso diagnosed me both quickly and effectively. My symptoms are already clearing up!

Katherine T.

Dr Rousso gave me a great initial consult and a referral to a sinus specialist.