My nostrils are very long and narrow, the full length of my nose. I am interested in rhinoplasty if my nostrils can be shortened. Would a nose job use other skin to cover up part of the nostril?
Long nostrils are often due to the shape of the lower lateral cartilages and the relationship of the medial crura portion of these lower lateral cartilages to their infra-tip lobule portion. This may sound like complex nasal anatomy but that is usually the cause and reshaping these cartilages can improve the shape of the nostrils. Nostril skin removal may or may not be needed as well. It all depends on your nose. Typically patients with long nostrils have thin nostril skin as well and often an over projected nose as well. All of these issues need to be addressed.