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What Is Alarplasty?

Also known as nasal base surgery, alarplasty is a surgical procedure most commonly performed to narrow nostrils that are overly wide. The alar is the section of the nose where the nostrils become rounded and extend toward the cheek.

Our Alarplasty procedure is performed to address this specific area, reshape, increase, or decrease the width of the nostrils for functional or cosmetic reasons within Beverly Hills.


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How Wide Should the Nostrils Be?

Although it varies with ethnicity, generally the nasal base should be as wide as the eye or the area between the eyes and account for approximately one-fifth of the width of the face.

Wider nostrils tend to draw attention, distract from the other facial features, and impact facial balance. When viewed from below, the shape of the base of the nose is generally triangular.

The outer nostril wall should have a gentle convexity between the nasal tip and the alar crease (where the nostril meets the face).

When there is too much convexity in the shape of the alar, it can have a negative effect on facial balance and the overall appearance of the nose.

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Am I a Good
Candidate for Alarplasty?

If you have nostrils that are overly large in proportion to your nose and facial features, you may be a good candidate for alarplasty.

This procedure may also be recommended for patients with nostrils that are too narrow or appear pinched.

The ideal candidate for our Alarplasty procedure is a man or woman in good overall health who is unhappy with the size and shape of their nostrils.

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Meet Dr. Torkian

Dr. Behrooz Torkian is one of the top alarplasty Beverly Hills nose surgeons serving the greater Los Angeles area.

He is double board-certified in both facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). He has extensive experience performing all types of nose surgery, and has a reputation for excellent, natural-looking results.

Dr. Torkian has dedicated his practice to procedures of the face, head, and neck. Before performing alarplasty Beverly Hills procedure or any other type of nose surgery, he considers the patient’s goals and facial anatomy to design a customized surgical plan.

The goal is to create a beautiful nose in balance with the remaining facial features.

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