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Alarplasty

If the nose is too wide in the nostril area, then the "wings" of the nose can be narrowed by cutting out a wedge-shaped piece from the outer base of each nostril. This is referred to as an Alarplasty, and it is one of the rare times that an external cut is made on the nose. The scars are thin and hidden from view in the natural crease of the nostrils. An equal amount is taken from each nostril or the nose will look crooked.