I am Asian female with wide nose. Which will be better for me, an alarplasty or a rhinoplasty? Panorjit

Hi Panorjit, thank you for your question. Asians generally have wider and flatter noses. There are two procedures you can consider: Alarplasty (less invasive procedure with shorter recovery time, cheaper cost by 50%) and Asian rhinoplasty.   Both procedures are best taken together as they address different aspects of the Asian nose.  The former will reduce the width of the nostril and the latter will address the width of the tip and narrow the nose, making it project more, similar to a European look.  Best to find a licensed cosmetic surgeon who will consider overall physical symmetry versus racial symmetry.