African-American & Asians noses tend to be wide at the nasal bases. Nasal base reduction can dramatically enhance nasal appearance. Nasal base is reduced by Alar Base Resection. Rhinoplasty Specialists must maintain the natural nasal curves so alar base reduction does not make the nose look like a triangle.
Alar base reduction with Alar Wedge Excision is performed by excising a wedge of the base of the nostrils. Then the nose edge is pulled in to narrow the base of the nose, and then secured with sutures.