Alarplasty by Dr. Masoud Saman

Reduce you Nostril Size with Alar Base Reduction Surgery in NYC

Dr. Saman’s clinic is dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of care in Alar Base Reduction Surgery. Experience a subtle yet impactful change in your nose shape, perfectly harmonizing with your unique facial features. Our approach focuses on minimal invasiveness for maximum aesthetic enhancement.

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What is alarplasty, or alar base reduction, surgery?

Alarplasty, commonly referred to as Alar Base Reduction Surgery, is a specialized cosmetic procedure designed to refine the size and shape of the nostrils. This surgical procedure, a specific type of facial plastic surgery, focuses on the alars—the outer edges of the nostrils. Surgeons perform this operation to either reduce wide nasal bases or adjust the overall size of nostrils, making it a key procedure in facial surgery, particularly when dealing with wide nostrils or a bulbous nasal appearance.

Alarplasty is a procedure used by surgeons to rework the size and shape of the nostrils

During the Alarplasty procedure, surgeons carefully make an incision in the natural crease of the nostril to remove excess tissue and reshape the nasal structure. This process involves precise surgical techniques, such as the wedge excision technique, and is often completed by securing the incision with sutures. The goal is to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing nose shape and improve the overall balance of facial features.

Benefits of the alarplasty procedure

Nostril base surgery with an experienced surgeon is a great way to improve many facial features. For patients with a wide alar base, alarplasty surgery offers many advantages:

Wide nostrils reduction

The Alarplasty procedure is highly effective in reducing the width of wide nostrils, especially in cases of a wide nasal base, addressing both cosmetic and functional issues.

Improved nose shape and facial features

Alarplasty surgery can lead to significant improvement in the nose shape, enhancing the harmony of facial features. This adjustment helps in achieving the aesthetic goals of patients who seek a more balanced facial appearance.

Reduction of nasal blockage

This cosmetic surgery procedure can also aid in improving breathing function by addressing the issues related to nasal blockage. Reach your aesthetic ideal by changing your nostril shape.

Compatible with other rhinoplasty procedures

Dr. Saman’s nostril reduction procedure can be seamlessly integrated with other types of nose surgery, like Rhinoplasty surgery, for a comprehensive facial transformation.

Are you an ideal candidate for alar base reduction in NYC?

Potential candidates for Alar Base Reduction should have realistic expectations about the outcome of this facial surgery. Ideal candidates are those who understand the goals of the surgery, have specific desires regarding the reduction of nostril size or nose width, and are in good health. 

Set realistic expectations before this cosmetic surgery

During a detailed consultation, the cosmetic surgeon will evaluate health conditions and discuss realistic expectations with the patient.

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What is the recovery time following nostril reduction surgery?

The recovery period following nostril reduction surgery, or Alarplasty, typically spans 1-2 weeks for the initial healing. Patients can usually resume normal activities a week after surgery, although they should avoid strenuous activities and exercise for a few weeks. The full recovery process, seeing the long-lasting results, may take up to 1-3 months.

How is an alar base reduction performed?

Alar Base Reduction is performed by making a small incision at the base of the nostrils, often in the nasal crease for minimal visibility of scars. The surgeon removes a specific amount of soft tissue and nostril tissue, reshaping the area to reduce the nostril size. The incisions are then closed with sutures. The surgical plan is tailored to meet the individual’s aesthetic goals and to correct any unwanted flair or wider nostrils.

Are there risks related to the alarplasty surgery for patients?

Like any cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, Alarplasty carries potential risks, including the risk of complications such as infection, minor bleeding, and asymmetry. However, these medical risks are generally minimal, especially when the procedure is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. During the private consultation, surgeons discuss these risks in detail, ensuring patients have a full understanding.

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How much does Alarplasty cost?

The cost of Alarplasty can vary based on factors such as the complexity of the surgical procedure, the surgeon’s expertise, and the geographic location of the practice. Patients should consider these aspects along with the potential distance and additional expenses when planning their surgery.

What rhinoplasty procedures are offered besides base reduction surgery?

Dr. Saman offers various types of rhinoplasty that can be done with an alarplasty, even revision surgery:

H4: Scarless rhinoplasty

Scarless Rhinoplasty is performed using incisions inside the nose, ensuring no visible scars are left, ideal for minor adjustments.

Ultrasonic rhinoplasty

This technique utilizes ultrasonic tools to precisely reshape the nasal bones, suitable for more complex structural changes.

Ethnic rhinoplasty

Ethnic Rhinoplasty addresses the unique features of different ethnic groups while maintaining the integrity of cultural characteristics in the nasal appearance.

Asian rhinoplasty

Asian Rhinoplasty focuses on the specific characteristics of Asian facial structure, addressing both aesthetic and functional aspects.

Revision rhinoplasty

Revision Rhinoplasty is undertaken to correct or improve the results of previous nose jobs, often involving more complex surgical techniques.

Summary on Alarplasty (Alar Base Reduction) in NYC

Alarplasty surgery, a specific type of nose surgery often referred to as alar base reduction or nostril reduction surgery, is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance facial features by modifying the alar base. This procedure is popular among individuals seeking to correct wide nostrils or reduce nasal flaring, contributing to improved facial harmony and balance.

A good candidate for alarplasty surgery is someone who is dissatisfied with the size or shape of their nostrils, often caused by natural ethnic features or as a result of a previous health condition. Performed by a specialist plastic surgeon, this surgical procedure aims to refine the nostril size and shape, leading to a more balanced facial appearance. The process typically involves making a small incision in the alar crease, followed by removing a small wedge of tissue to reduce the nostril size or alar flaring. Alarplasty can be a standalone procedure or part of a full rhinoplasty surgery, which addresses broader nasal issues. It’s important for patients to understand that while alarplasty focuses on the nostril and alar base, full rhinoplasty can reshape the entire nose.

During the initial consultation, our board-certified surgeons discuss the different types of incision techniques used in alarplasty, such as sill excision or alar base modification, and explain the expected recovery period. Full recovery from alarplasty usually takes about 1-2 weeks, with many patients resuming normal activities within a few days post-surgery.

Alarplasty surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia, although some cases may require general anesthesia. The procedure aims to create a natural appearance, aligning the nose with the rest of the facial features. The desired results are achieved by removing excess skin or soft tissue to correct alar flaring or wide nostrils.

Cosmetic surgery procedures like alarplasty have gained popularity in the United States due to their ability to enhance facial balance and harmony. Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, which can be more invasive and involve changing the nasal tip or the entire nose shape, alarplasty is a less invasive procedure focused solely on the nostril area.

The healing process involves careful monitoring by the plastic surgeon. Patients may experience minor bleeding and are advised to avoid vigorous exercise and to seek medical attention if necessary. The incision scar from alarplasty is typically well-hidden in the alar groove, making it less noticeable.

Plastic surgeons at our clinic also specialize in other cosmetic surgeries such as facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, and facial fat transfer. Each of these procedures, including alarplasty, is tailored to meet the patient’s unique facial shape and ethnic heritage. During a free consultation, we discuss the next steps and potential risks associated with the surgery, ensuring that each patient makes an informed decision about their cosmetic surgery procedure.

Our clinic understands the importance of mental health and the impact of cosmetic procedures on overall well-being. We ensure that every patient is a suitable candidate for the surgery and that their expectations align with the achievable outcomes. The final result of alarplasty aims to provide a natural, harmonious look that enhances the patient’s facial features without compromising their ethnic identity.