Your nose defines the balance of your face. The perfect nose is straight, has a fine round tip and nostrils that are the ideal size in comparison to the rest of it. However, not everyone is lucky enough to have such a nose, especially those whose nostrils are fleshy and wide, which is very common in ethnicities like Asians, Africans and Caucasians. The solution may be Alarplasty, a surgical procedure for reshaping and reducing the size of the nostrils.
The aim is to decrease the alar (the base) of the nose to create harmony and balance between the tip and the base of the nose.
Alarplasty can be done as a standalone, however, if you are considering rhinoplasty, you can also discuss with your surgeon to combine it with a nose augmentation procedure to enhance your overall appearance.
The entire process usually takes approximately an hour to complete, and hospitalisation is not required.
If you are specifically unhappy with your nostrils, you should consider Alarplasty over general reshaping surgical procedures such as rhinoplasty. Alarplasty is a less extreme surgical procedure and does not require as much recovery as major surgery.
You can expect:
Alarplasty focuses on reshaping the nose by altering the shape and size of the nostrils. It can be used to address several issues related to the appearance of the nose, including:
To prepare for an alar base reduction, it is essential that you stop the following two weeks before your surgery date:
This is because such consumables may increase bleeding and prolonged swelling.
Side effects may occur even in the hands of an expert. Although good results are usually achievable, some potential side effects may occur, for example, bruising and swelling. However, they should completely disappear within 72 hours, and the scarring will gradually fade away.
Recovery is both quick and painless, which makes Alarplasty one of the most sought-after nose-reshaping procedures.
You will notice the change in nostril size immediately, but the incision site will remain red and swollen for a couple of weeks. As the swelling continues to go down, you will see the result after four weeks. This will continue to improve in appearance over several months post-surgery.
Every patient is different, therefore the prices vary. Premier Clinic’s package price for a session of Alarplasty starts from RM6,000. However, you will be given a price quote after your first consultation, with a breakdown of costs. This will include a surgeon’s consultation fees, surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fee, clinic fees and more.
Alarplasty is a highly-specialized field, so choosing the right surgeon can deeply impact your results. If you feel like your nostrils are negatively impacting your overall appearance and you want a well-balanced, natural-looking and uplifted post-surgery results, get in touch with our Bangsar branch clinic today for an appointment with our surgeon.
Yes, it does. However, rhinoplasty is a much broader procedure with more visible results, while alarplasty focuses on just one area of the nose.
Unfortunately, No. An Alarplasty procedure only focuses on the nostrils’ appearance. So, if you have a hump on your nose you may consider making a consultation for nose reshaping with our expert nose surgeons.
Yes, until the scarring gradually fades away, makeup is a good way to completely conceal any scarring.