You may be a good candidate for nose surgery if you:
Nose surgery or alarplasty has many benefits to offer to patients with wide noses or wide nostrils:
Alarplasty recovery is short, and there is almost no discomfort. This is why the nostril reduction procedure is one of the most sought after nose plastic procedures. What you can expect during nostril reduction recovery:
As with any surgery, it is important that you are fully informed of the potential risks associated with nose surgery. While all care is taken to minimize these complications, they may and do occur despite the best medical care.
It is important that you carefully read and understand the potential risks and they will be discussed in further detail when you have your consultation with Dr Turner.
In a small but significant number of cases (about 10%) both the patient and surgeon feel the shape of the nose after six months is not quite that which was intended. A second procedure (revision rhinoplasty) may be called for. It is important to remember that the revision surgery cannot be carried out immediately, the nose has to be allowed to settle before further surgery is safe or desirable.
Alarplasty-associated risks included: Infection, Bleeding, Swelling, Bruising, Overt scarring and keloid formation, Tissue necrosis, Adverse reaction to the anaesthetic, etc.
To minimize the risks of alar reduction complications, you should always choose the top nostril surgeon who can operate in hospital-like conditions and has a great support team.
During your consultation, Dr Turner will discuss your goals, and provide an in-depth explanation of your desired surgery and what that means for you. He can also discuss different surgical techniques, benefits, and risks of procedures available.
Most importantly, however, this is the time for you to have all of your questions answered and to be completely listened to and understood by your surgeon. We ask that you please come prepared with any questions you may have for Dr Turner, and look forward to discussing your individualised plan.
Ensure you have done your research, both on your desired surgery, as well as your surgeon.
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Yes, your nostrils can be made smaller. Dr Scott Turner can make your nostrils smaller or narrower using alarplasty or nostril reduction surgery. This surgical procedure has a short recovery time and yields satisfying results for your nostril reduction.
There are two ways to reduce your nose:
A well-done alarplasty will not affect your breathing. Your alarplasty surgeon should be able to properly assess how much of the nostril tissue they should remove to both:
Due to the natural ageing process and the effects of gravity. Facial ageing will unfortunately continue. With that being said, your face will always look younger than it did if you had never had a facelift done. Overall, this procedure tends to reset the clock, leading to a 10+ year advantage over individuals of the same age. If, over time, you would like an additional facelift, it is generally not as comprehensive as the initial surgery.
Yes, an alar base reduction is permanent. The tissues that your specialized plastic surgeon, Dr Scott Turner, removes in an alar base reduction procedure are gone for good. However, your nose will keep aging and may experience some change in shape and size as the years pass.
After your alarplasty procedure, there are things to avoid during the recovery stage: