Correction of Nostril and Alar Base

  • Man Koon Suh


The ideal outline of alar rims and columella should resemble a seagull in flight (Fig. 14.1). From basal view, ideal shape of the nostril is oval shape. The outline of nasal base should resemble an equilateral triangle with lobule-to-nostril ratio of 1:2 (Fig. 14.2).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Man Koon Suh
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  1. 1.JW Plastic Surgery CenterSeoulSouth Korea

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