Asked in HealthHead, Ears, and Nose
Head, Ears, and Nose
Why do people flare their nostrils?
How do you flare your nostrils?
Asked in Health, Muscular System
Is the nose a voluntary muscle?
The nose is not a muscle, it is a facial feature which consists mostly of cartilage and skin and blood vessels, with a small amount of muscle. Some people can flare their nostrils, and some can't. If you can flare your nostrils, that is evidence of voluntary muscles being present in the nose. There is also nose wiggling, but that is not really done by the nose itself; it is done by moving the upper lip in a way that pulls on the nose.
Asked in Body Piercing
When you get the side of your nose pierced can you still flare your nostrils the same as before?
Asked in Emotions
How do you know if a girl is lying to you about how she feels?
Asked in Frogs
What is the difference between the human nostrils and frog nostrils?
Asked in English to Japanese
What is the word 'flare' when translated from English to Japanese?