alar rim


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alar rim

The tissue at the nostrils that constitutes the external nasal valve.
See also: rim
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The Alar Contour Graft: Correction and Prevention of Alar Rim Deformities in Rhinoplasty Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
A wide range of techniques exists in which surgeons use alar batten and/or spreader grafts, butterfly grafts, lateral crural strut grafts, alar rim grafts [1], and lateral suspension sutures.
Nostril height--Vertical distance between the horizontal reference line and highest point on alar rim