Alar Cartilage

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The alar cartilage is a section of fine tissue within the nose.  In a Rhinoplasty, alar or lower nasal cartilages are repositioned to create an aesthetically pleasing improvement in the appearance of the nose. 

The alar cartilage inside the nose is one of the most important in a Rhinoplasty procedure.  Depending on the extent of restructuring desired, greater or lesser movement of the alar cartilage is required.  For this reason the expectations of the patient are crucial in making an informed decision on the final form of Rhinoplasty your surgeon will perform.