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Are you looking for nostril reduction surgery near the Bethesda area? Wide or flared nostrils can be a distracting nasal trait that can draw attention away from the other attractive features of the face. Some men and women are unhappy with the appearance of their nostrils and want to reshape the base of their nose. Dr. Munique Maia is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who offers nostril reduction surgery at Maia Plastic Surgery near Chevy Chase, MD near Bethesda, MD.

Wide or large nostrils are a common trait that can impact the balance of the nose. While you cannot change your genetics, rhinoplasty is an option to change the shape of your nose. Nostril reduction surgery can reshape the size and appearance of your nostrils to create a balanced, symmetrical nose that blends with your other facial features. This cosmetic surgery can help you feel more confident in your appearance if you are self-conscious of your wider or larger nostrils.

Alar Base Reduction Rhinoplasty

The alar base is the base of the nose where the nostrils reside. Many people are displeased with the width of the alar base and their nostril size. An alar base reduction surgery can minimize the width of the base of the nose and resize or reshape the nostrils without changing the rest of the nose shape. The effect is a nose that is more balanced in appearance, creating more harmony in the facial features.

If your only complaint with your nose shape is the wide base or large nostrils, alar base reduction surgery may be right for you. It can also be included with a complete rhinoplasty that addresses other features of the nose, including the nasal tip or bridge. To learn more about nostril reduction surgery near the Bethesda, MD, area, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery. Call our office to schedule a nose reshaping consultation with Dr. Maia.

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Dr. Maia and her staff are incredibly professional and truly empathetic. They’ve done a beautiful job with the treatments that I’ve gotten and I look forward to coming to the office every single time.

Karli N.

Dr. Maia deserves more than 5-stars! I’m thrilled with my results and I’m less than 3 months post surgery. Dr. Maia is confident and kind, and not at all pushy like other plastic surgeons. I was overly impressed the morning of the procedure. The surgical and hospital staff know her well! They were ready for her and put me at ease while I was getting settled in the OR. I appreciate the team in Dr. Maia’s office for their patience and care. They are just as calm as Dr. Maia.

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I had a great experience with doctor Maia. Beyond my expectations.

Nate R.

Mid 40s male who’s always had nasal breathing issues and a dorsal bump. I finally decided to do something about it with a septoplasty/rhinoplasty combo. I met with a few doctors but Dr. Maia stood out. She instilled confidence, and I’m extremely pleased with the results. The surgery was straight forward, and the swelling was surprisingly light. A week later the cast was off and I was on the short road to recovery. Honestly, if I had known it was this easy I would have done it earlier. Thanks Dr. Maia!


I recently had Dysport injected by NP Kristina, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I can already see some of the results few days post-injections! I love how quickly Dysport softens the wrinkles, without giving you the "frozen look". Just in time for the upcoming holidays! Earlier this year, I did 3 Morpheus-8 treatments to my face and neck, and I am CONSTANTLY being complimented on how good my skin looks. Worth every penny! I also had fillers injected by Dr. Maia and Kristina. Dr. Maia did my under-eye, which I am obsessed about... what a change! Kristina injected my lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. My face looks more proportional and guess what.... I FINALLY HAVE A CHIN :) Thank you, Dr. Maia, Kristina, and the Team. You're the best. I will surely be back for more.

R. H.

I had tummy tuck and muscle repair with Dr. Maia 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. I am 44 and I got my 25 year old body back after tummy tuck with Dr. Maia. The initial consult was great. The surgery was fast. The post op care was excellent. Dr. Maia and team assured me that I had great post recovery and everything going okay. I had no complication whatsoever. The incission was very small and low which I love. She is amazing and caring surgeon. He teams are very responsive and wonderful. I am very happy with the result and everything.

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