Nose alar adjustment is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reshape flared or wide nostrils. The alar refers to the nostril’s outer edges. Alar adjustment is often performed along with nose width reduction.
The surgeon can alter the level of tension leading to the unwanted flair in nostrils through removing a part of the tissue.
Dignified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides nose alar adjustment procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other towns and cities in The Golden State.
What is Alarplasty?
Alar base reduction or nostril width surgery is a minor surgery. It is frequently a part of facial cosmetic surgery to adjust the nostrils’ size which may not be proportionate to the nose tip and position of the eyes. This surgical procedure is a judicious and proven method to alter the look of the nose and refine the nasal structure for enhanced facial harmony.
Alarplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses explicitly the alar. This is the area of the nose where the nostrils are rounded, covering the nasal tip region to the area in which the nose attaches to the nasolabial folds and cheeks.
A number of surgical techniques can be used to perform the appropriate alar adjustment in nose reshaping cosmetic surgery. The surgeon will customize the procedure according to the patient’s unique needs.
The Weir technique, for instance, is a specific alar adjustment procedure which involves a particular kind of incision. The surgeon removes tissues to develop a wedge-like void. Subsequently, they close it using sutures to develop the desired contours.
Suitable Candidates for Alarplasty
The ideal candidates for alarplasty are individuals who feel unhappy regarding the contour and shape of their nose. The right candidate should be in optimal overall health. They should not have any health conditions that could render a facial surgery as a potential medical risk.
It is essential that patients develop realistic expectations regarding this procedure. They should be aware of all the risks and advantages of rhinoplasty and alarplasty. This leads to more overall outcomes and higher patient satisfaction levels.
This surgery is performed under local anesthesia. The surgeon cautiously places incisions usually with the nostrils. They remove surplus tissue through the incisions to reshape and revise the size of the alars. The surgeon will then place sutures to make the nostrils narrower.
Outcomes of Alarplasty
The outcomes of alarplasty can be very effective due to the less pronounced appearance of the shape and size. Since alarplasty does not usually have contact with the nasal cartilage or bone, the patient tends to recover faster and more comfortably.
Is Alarplasty Right for Me?
To understand whether alarplasty is the appropriate plastic surgery for you and your objectives, it is essential to consult a qualified plastic surgeon. They will evaluate your nasal appearance and structure and offer advice on how you can achieve your aesthetic goals. This will enable you to make a well-informed choice.
Experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other towns and suburbs in this section of the west coast for rhinoplasty.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.