Alar Reduction

  

What is Alar Reduction?

Alar Reduction, also known as Nostril Reduction or Alarplasty, is designed to reduce the size of the nostril. The alar width is closely related with both the frontal view of the nose tip and the outline of the nostril. Thus, it plays a very important role in rhinoplasty. The goal of this procedure is to enhance the shape of the nose by adjusting the nostrils from its original circular shape to an oval shape.

Alar Reduction is Recommended...

  • when the nasal column is not visible from the side due to large alars
  • when the side of your nose is larger
  • when the alars are larger compared to the nasal column (arrowhead-like nose)
  • when alars are larger compared to the nose tip
  • when the nostrils are visibly large (wide nostrils)
  • when you feel dissatisfaction with your current nose shape

Operation Method

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I have noticeable scarring after Alar Reduction? 

Generally, people do get scars around the mouth and nose after the operation. However, at Answer Plastic surgery, we use our ultra-fine equipment when suturing to minimize the scars. Over time, the scar will become unnoticeable.

 

Q: When do people get Nostril Reduction?

When people do not have enough alar tissue cells, it is difficult to have an alar base surgery. In this case, those who have large nostrils often choose to reduce their nostrils.

Q: In which cases is alar lifting recommended?

Alar lifting is recommended for those whose have droopy alars. When the alars are sagging compared to the nasal column (the section between the nostrils), nostrils seem to be exposed. By lifting the alars, the amount of exposure can be reduced.

Details of the procedure

Surgery Time: 30 ~ 40 Minutes
Anesthesia: Local with Sedation (deep sleep)
Removing stitches: after 7 days
After surgery check-ups: 3 ~ 4 Sessions
Recovery time to daily activity: None (No effect on daily activities)

Before & After

Facts about this procedure

alar reduction


This process is done when the side of the nose is larger. It is important to have a consultation with an experienced surgeon as the result may differ depending on the shape of the nostril.


nostril reduction


Nostril reduction is carried out when one’s nostrils appear to be wide. It is important to get operated by a professional surgeon to minimize getting scarred on the mouth area. With a wide variety of experience, Answer Plastic Surgery will give you the best result.


alar lifting


Alar lifting is done for those whose alars are sagging. This procedure must be done by who understands clearly the relationship between the nasal column (between the nostrils), nostrils, and alars. The procedure is done inside the nose for the scars to not show.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I have noticeable scarring after Alar Reduction? 

Generally, people do get scars around the mouth and nose after the operation. However, at Answer Plastic surgery, we use our ultra-fine equipment when suturing to minimize the scars. Over time, the scar will become unnoticeable.

 

Q: When do people get Nostril Reduction?

When people do not have enough alar tissue cells, it is difficult to have an alar base surgery. In this case, those who have large nostrils often choose to reduce their nostrils.

Q: In which cases is alar lifting recommended?

Alar lifting is recommended for those whose have droopy alars. When the alars are sagging compared to the nasal column (the section between the nostrils), nostrils seem to be exposed. By lifting the alars, the amount of exposure can be reduced.

Details of the procedure

Surgery Time: 30 ~ 40 Minutes
Anesthesia: Local with Sedation (deep sleep)
Removing stitches: after 7 days
After surgery check-ups: 3 ~ 4 Sessions
Recovery time to daily activity: None (No effect on daily activities)

Before & After

Facts about this procedure

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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